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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."

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."

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.”

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."

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."

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."

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.

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!”

Black Gurlz Ink, Oakland

"If it were not for Irma's guidance, many of our accomplishments for 2009 would not have taken place until we had been in business for at least a few years. "

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 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.