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Spirit Works Distillery, Sebastopol

"Making it to the business start-up class was a great stepping stone into the world of small business, then having the ongoing support of a certified business advisor and help has been invaluable."

Lonjevitea Kombucha, Petaluma

“We’ve counted on Cathy and the SBDC to get our product off the ground,” says Biaggi. “We hope for the continued support to continue to grow it from the fledgling company to a model Sonoma business.”

Hip Chick Farms, Sebastopol

“Annie was informative, helpful and supportive. She pushed us to consider elements we had not thought of, which was very helpful in developing our business model.”

Treats for Chickens, Cotati

"Working with Herb at the SBDC has been a benefit to my professional and personal life ten-fold. ...Since meeting with Herb our weekly operations, time management and financials have been fine tuned."

The Gardening Tutor, Santa Rosa

"I always leave the SBDC excited, energized, and motivated! Completing the homework never fails to improve my business. Janet is honest with me, yet kind and approachable, while providing a wealth of information I can use."

Knights Contractors, Windsor

“We are very pleased with services and have appreciated the hard work. We are grateful to have the SBDC as a valuable resource to our business, management and staff.”

Farmhouse Inn, Restaurant and Spa, Forestville

"Working with Betsy [Fischer of the SBDC at Santa Rosa Junior College] allowed us to do some things that we never could have accomplished without her extraordinary experience, people skills and insight."

Snap Shot, Livermore

"I want to THANK [Steve of the Santa Rosa SBDC] and tell you how much I appreciated the education, the experience, the genuine support and friendships of you and Linda..."

David's Shoe Repair, Santa Rosa

"I feel proud of the progress we have made because Noah [Harris] gave us the necessary information. I have learned to work more effectively and [put into] practice what I’m learning. I recommend the SBDC’s [services]!"

Sift: a Cupcakery, LLC, Cotati

"The SBDC [at Santa Rosa Junior College] connected me with Cynthia Riggs to help grow our business and gain understanding of our financials."

About the Sonoma SBDC

The Sonoma SBDC will be merging with the Napa SBDC.

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New Contact information for the center 
Mary Cervantes
MCervantes@napavalley.edu
(707) 595-0060

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We connect small business owners with Business Advisors who work hands-on with clients to address challenges, seize opportunities and grow their bottom line through expert no-cost counseling and top-notch low cost seminars. We work side by side with entrepreneurs to help them realize their business dreams.

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  • Operating Challenges;
  • And more…

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