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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.]"

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..."

The Law Office of Darryl A. Stallworth, Oakland

“Rick and Lee were a great source of information and introductions. They quickly assessed my requirements and knew where to take my financing request... They helped me to obtain a great result in the shortest possible time.”

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.

Paragon Uniform Inc., Oakland

In 2009, Paragon successfully bid as a prime contractor and received the award of a contract with the State of California Department of Public Health. In addition, Paragon has partnered with a well-known regional laundry as a sub-contractor to provide services in Alameda County.

DLL Bookkeeping Services, Bay Area

“The ACSBDC is a fantastic resource for those individuals wanting to start their own businesses. I am also very fortunate to have Paula as my mentor as she has been a wealth of information and truly believed in me when I had doubts/fears of forging ahead.”

Sparta Performance Science, Menlo Park

[WATCH THE VIDEO] "Alameda County SBDC Consultant, John, worked with me to provide financial breakdowns for each month of the first 2 years, as well as recommending systems to put in place for a small business."

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."

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.”

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."

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.