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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.”

Market Rates Insights, San Anselmo

"I appreciate the support and guidance that the Santa Rosa SBDC extended to me, and I can say that results show that the SBDC does make a difference."

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.”

Teen Solutions, Mill Valley

“Because of Tina’s unwavering support, direction, and enthusiasm for us and our business, we were able to get clear, stay focused, and follow through on the necessary actions that brought our business to the next level of success.”

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."

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.”

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."

ECOlunchboxes, San Rafael

"[We have] benefited tremendously from the opportunity to work with Ashwin Gulati during this critical stage... With his support, we were able to evaluate our areas of strength, plan a strategy for expansion, obtain loans & significantly increase revenues."

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.”

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.”

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?

We have a team of 15 talented 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 we cannot answer; it’s like having your own personal dream team/support squad at your service. We are passionate about helping your business grow and be successful and our commitment is 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 local partners as City of Novato, City of San Rafael and the County of Marin, we can offer you no-cost business advising. All you have to do is apply.


NEW WORKSHOPS

E-Commerce: Create An Online Store
March 7;  6:00 - 9:00pm
College of Marin, Kentfield, Academic Center, Room 102
Cost $25
Business Funding Options for You
March 15; 6:00-8:00pm
College of Marin, Kentfield, Academic Center, Room 102
Cost $25
Craft A Winning Pitch
April 18; 6:00-8:00pm
College of Marin, Kentfield, Academic Center, Room 102
Cost $25
Business Basics Series: Planning
April 6; 10:00am - 1:00pm
College of Marin, Novato, Building 27, Room 116
Cost $25
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Business Basics Series: Legal and Finance
April 13; 10:00am - 1:00pm
College of Marin, Novato, Building 27, Room 116
Cost $25
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Business Basics Series: Marketing
April 20; 10:00am - 1:00pm
College of Marin, Novato, Building 27, Room 116
Cost $25
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From Kitchen to Market
May 11; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
College of Marin, Novato, Building 27, Room 118
Cost $25
Social Media Marketing
May 17; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
College of Marin, Novato, Building 27, Room 118
Cost $25
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