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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..."

The Butcher's Guild, Alameda County

“Fare Resources helped us develop from a concept to a business.”

Donut Savant, Oakland

"[Lee Lambert's] advice was timely and relevant and his experience purchasing businesses was invaluable. I highly recommend the SBDC as a key resource for small business owners."

Cool Earth Solar, Livermore

"We owe much of our success with these grants to the experience, knowledge and cheerful assistance of [Chuck Eason and Gerry Barañano.]"

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.

Marquee Salon, Oakland

“With the vast number of seminars offered as well as the personal guidance, we’re confident the ACSBDC will help us succeed long into our business venture.”

G&S Tool, Inc., San Leandro

"At a critical juncture in G&S’s history, SBDC Business Advisor James helped supplement my finance and marketing knowledge to not only stem a difficult financial situation, but also develop strategies for generating new clients..."

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."

Savvy Nanny Pay, Berkeley

"No smart business owner goes it alone without advice and assistance. What surprised me about SBDC and Paula Groves, in particular was the wealth of knowledge she had on every aspect of starting a business, start to finish."

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."

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 475 14th Street, Suite 100, Oakland, CA 94612. The City Center - 12th Street BART station is steps from our front door. Call us at 510-208-0410 if you have questions.