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Travels with Teri, Sausalito

“If I did not have help from the [Marin] SBDC, I would not be here where I am. I’m growing and growing, and have referred at least 40 people to the SBDC based on my experience.”

Pelo Fitness, San Rafael

“One of the best things about working with the [Marin] SBDC is that it helped me grow at a pace I could handle. It was fantastic that they also shared my vision for creating the very best indoor cycling studios.”

Next Phase Solar, Inc., San Rafael

"It has been a pleasure working with Ashwin Gulati as a business advisor for Next Phase Solar in 2011. With his support, we were able to refocus our business plan and significantly increase revenues, expand our team and secure investment."

Drums & Crumbs, San Rafael

“I know we couldn’t have completed our loan application process without [the Marin SBDC’s] assistance. We highly recommend the SBDC to any other new small business owners looking for guidance and advice.”

Susanna Frohman Photography, Bay Area

"Working with my SBDC Advisor has taught me important networking, negotiating and business skills that are the key to my current success."

APEX Motorwerks, Novato

“John [DeGaetano] helped me understand how to value my business and review my financials so I could bring on a partner and buy a building to double my business capacity.”

Present Life Counseling of Marin, Kentfield

"[Noah of the Santa Rosa SBDC] consistently asked key business questions which encouraged my creative thinking, and provided solid general encouragement and support for my business."

Inspiration Stones, San Rafael

"As a result of working with Tina [of the Santa Rosa SBDC], we are now evaluating business software programs to manage the sales process, we have added 3 part-time employees, and are using the contract services of a talented marketing manager."

All Season Soccer, Novato

“There were simply too many things I did not know about getting a retail business started, and [the Marin SBDC’s] direction kept me from making costly mistakes.”

Vignette, Sebastopol

“I’m where I’m at now because of Robert Toering. [He] was a trusted friend and mentor who was not going to be satisfied until I succeeded. And I’m succeeding so I think Robert is happy now.”

About the Marin County SBDC


Do you need someone to review your business plan to get a loan or attract investors?
Are you thinking of expanding your business with new hires and new office space?
Would you want help getting your business set up correctly and efficiently?

These are only a few of the ways the Marin SBDC at Renaissance Marin can assist you; the list can go on for pages! That’s how serious we are about helping you grow your small business and be wildly successful. Our passion is your success. 
We have a team of 17 talented, seasoned business professionals (our Advisors) who are ready to work with you and help you with all your business needs. In all honesty, there are very few questions they cannot answer; it’s like having your own personal dream team/support squad at your service. Our Advisors make the Marin SBDC special as it is our commitment to provide you with the best resources. We work with all types of businesses and at any stage of development. Check out our success stories.
The best part about the Marin SBDC is that all business advising is free! Thanks to the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Marin Community Foundation, we can offer you no-cost business advising. All you have to do is apply.

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