Since 1999, the SBDC has helped over 7,000 clients by providing in excess of 40,000 hours of counseling. In addition, over 16,000 business owners have attended 1,270 workshops for 62,500 hours of training. This counseling and training has resulted in:
- 176 new business start-ups
- 640 jobs created
- 394 jobs retained
- 151 loans funded totaling $44,700,000
- 192 businesses received $32,895,000 in equity capital
- 618 businesses increased sales by $58,375,000
The Small Business Development Center is a public/private partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration, Humboldt State University and the California Community Colleges. In addition to public funding, the Center also receives financial support from local businesses, cities and counties, as well as private donations.
If you have found our services to be of value we are asking that you give back to the Center and the community by making a tax-deductible donation so that we can continue to provide our core counseling and training to other business owners.