• Sonoma Small Business Development Center

    Sonoma Small Business Development Center


    Business & Professional ServicesNonprofit/Service Organization

    About Us

    The Sonoma Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a nonprofit organization that provides expert no-cost advising and low cost workshops in English and Spanish to guide small businesses to success and accomplishment.

    As part of the Northern California SBDC network, the Sonoma SBDC serves all of Sonoma County and is hosted by the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber. We work hands-on with entrepreneurs and business owners to address challenges, seize opportunities and grow our client’s bottom line.

    We offer long-term, in-depth, no cost advising for existing businesses and certain start-ups in Sonoma County. Our professional services include:

    Loan Application Coaching
    Raising Capital
    Strategic Planning
    NxLeveL™ Entrepreneur Training
    Rx Analysis of your Business Operations
    Financial Projections & Budgeting
    Marketing and Sales
    Technology Integration
    Human Resource Management
    Start-up Classes in Spanish

    The Sonoma County SBDC strives to improve the economic livelihood of our community. Our impact is measured through a variety of economic standards, including:

    Increased Revenue and Profits
    Business Loans Received
    Equity Investment or Capital Raised
    New Job Creation
    Employee Retention
    Developing New Small Businesses

    Through the SBDC's free one-on-one business counseling our clients can expect significant economic development.


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    Rep/Contact Info

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    Louise Dawson