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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."

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!”

Angelos Chiropractic, Oakland

“I would have been lost without the help of the ACSBDC. They provided me with the knowledge I needed to make my practice a reality. I would recommend their services to anyone wanting to start a new business.”

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.]"

Niles Pie Company, Union City

"Deagon [of the Alameda SBDC] was realistic and encouraging at the same time, lending us much-valued industry expertise that’s enabled us to grow from an idea and a dream into a solid business that has a growth plan for the future."

Let's Make Room, Oakland

“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.”

Magic Detailing, Oakland

"I cannot believe how much information SBDC provided my small business for free. I learn something new at every seminar I attend and I am truly grateful for the help I received from the SBDC."

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.”

The Butcher's Guild, Alameda County

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

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."

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.

   

 

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.