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“Having access to a small business resource like the Alameda County SBDC is what made it possible for me to get the information I needed to know about starting my own small business...I still can’t believe I got the time of a small business consultant for free.”

DRACO Healthcare Consulting LLC, Fremont

"With John’s fierce challenging on each step of my original business plan, we were able to transform my dream process into a concrete action plan."

Tip Top Bike Shop, Oakland

"Rick helped us solidify and reaffirm our ideas and present them in a professional manner. This gave us the confidence and perspective to follow our plans to their current successful state."

BioLogic Environmental Services & Waste Solutions, Hayward

While the economy lacked confidence and small businesses struggled to obtain capital, SBDC assisted BioLogic with invaluable resources and poise to enter the market.

Spark Avenue Press, Bay Area

"Interaction with the SBDC focuses your efforts to allow you to start where you are and use what you have."

Magic Carpet Yoga Mats, Oakland

“Working with the [Alameda County] SBDC is like a mentorship, my business advisor gets me on a personal level, and understands how my business works.”

Comfort Guard, Fremont

"Steve, the Best Practice Management seminar series, and the Alameda County SBDC have all provided significant support and guidance to me in developing my business plan..."

Mayvenn, Oakland

“Paula was instrumental in helping me get started on the complex and sometimes cloudy process of fund raising for a technology company.”

Sincere Home Decor, Oakland

“I want to thank SBDC for all the informative classes that I attended and the one-on-one counseling sessions. I truly admire this organization for doing what it's doing in helping all the small businesses out there. Thanks again!”

R.T. Fisher & Associates, Oakland

"During the most stressful time of my business reorganization, Steve kept me focused with the tasks at hand with his unwavering honesty and what seemed like his infinite availability to answer my every question."

The Alameda County SBDC (Small Business Development Center)

The Alameda County SBDC provides tools and expertise to business owners interested in minimizing risk and accelerating the success of their ventures.

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Through expert no-cost counseling, top-notch free seminars and low-cost technology training, to support in navigating licensing & permit issues and identifying resources, the Alameda SBDC guides small businesses to increased success rates.

Serving all of Alameda County, the Alameda County SBDC connects small business owners with Business Advisors who work hands-on with clients to address challenges, seize opportunities and grow our clients' bottom line.

Review and register for upcoming seminars, or check out our extensive catalog of online courses.

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We are located at 2101 Webster Street on the 12th floor in the offices of OBDC. We are close to the 19th Street Downtown Oakland BART station. Call us at 510-208-0410 if you have questions.