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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."

Estate Documents Organizer, Sonoma

"The SBDC opened the possibilities of turning an idea into a reality... What I learned has helped me with other projects I have worked on."

Cake Plate, Napa

“With the help and support of Ray Kimball and the SBDC, this transition from a start-up to an established business has been incredibly smooth.”

TassaTag, Lafayette

"The counseling services were beyond my expectations, and because of them I have been given the education and skills to develop the TassaTag Project to EcPAT."

Backroom Wines, Napa

“When it seems that EVERYTHING costs money, it’s a gift that the services of the SBDC are free. This is a resource I encourage every small business owner, at whatever stage they are in their business, to 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.”

Folia Design, Napa Valley

"I have many people and organizations to thank for helping position me where I am today and one of them is the SBDC office."

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."

Wine Compliance Alliance, Napa

“To say that my meetings with Carolynne were focused and productive is a major understatement. ...Carolynne is a real cheerleader & strategist for us small business folk.”

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.”

About the Napa-Sonoma SBDC

Access to Capital in the North Bay: Fund Your Business Now Navigating the Fundraising Process

ATTENTION business owners interested in growth and startups! If you’re looking for capital for your business, this event is for you. Your entry includes:

  • Panel discussion by five expert capital lenders and resources
  • Mini funder fair
  • Networking opportunities
  • Wine reception

When: Thursday, September 17th 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Event Center @Sonoma Mountain Village, 1100 Valley House Dr., Rohnert Park 94928
Cost: $15 Earlybird until August 31, $20 after REGISTER HERE!
PHONE: 707-256-7250

Explore your Options:

  • Crowdfunding
  • Angel Investment
  • Micro-lending
  • Express Loans
  • SBA Loans for Real Estate

Why attend?

  • Explore your financing options
  • Learn what type of financing is best for your business at your current stage
  • Network with experienced financial pros
  • Learn about preparing for a loan application & more!

The Napa-Sonoma SBDC mission is to provide business owners and managers with information, training and expert individual consulting. We are here to help you succeed, and through your success, to help stimulate our local and regional economy.

Our Business Advisors can help you with:

  • Business planning;
  • Marketing strategies and planning;
  • Sales;
  • Access to capital, including bank finance, SBA loans, and asset financing;
  • Venture funding;
  • Government contracting;
  • Strategic technology acquisition and practical, hands-on application;
  • Financial Projections & Budgeting;
  • Operating Challenges;
  • And more…
     

Sign up for our services!

 

We have offices in both Napa and Sonoma County to better serve you!

Napa Valley College
2277 Napa Vallejo Highway, Bldg 3300
Napa, CA 94559
Phone: (707) 256-7250
141 Stony Circle, Suite 110
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: (707) 595-0060