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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."

Sequoia Diner, Oakland

“Having the SBDC help us was such a great help. Deagon really had the experience it takes to run a restaurant and she has been a great asset to our success. We’re very thankful.”

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.”

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.”

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."

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.]"

Accurate C&S Services, Oakland

"SBDC assisted Accurate with experienced consultants with strong business expertise and government contracting experience has set us up to achieve successful long-term strategic goals with government contracting. We are grateful for the assistance provided by ACSBDC."

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.”

Mayvenn, Oakland

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

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.”

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 to schedule an appointment or if you have questions.