Silicon Valley SBDCSan Jose, CA

Counseling Services

Below is a sample list of services offered through the no cost advising:

For New Businesses:

  • Start up assistance (entity choice, insurance, accounting, etc.)
  • Business plan preparation
  • Financial Projections
  • Finding finances for your start up
  • Information on buying a business
  • Marketing plan assistance
  • Quickbooks assistance
  • And more

For Existing Businesses:

  • Loans, crowdfunding, Angel/VC financing to expand and grow your business
  • Tune-up programs
  • Information on buying and selling a business
  • Operations review
  • Bookkeeping systems assistance
  • Business expansion planning
  • Cash flow projections/analysis
  • Financial analysis and management
  • Human resources
  • Technology implementation and audits
  • And more

Specialized program and/or assistance in the following areas:

  • Restaurant/catering/food truck/hospitality management
  • Holistic/Wellness care providers
  • Retail management
  • Product development
  • Construction/Green Buildings
  • E-commerce

We work closely with local lenders and have information on various funding options:

  • Micro-loans for start-up and existing businesses (Working Solutions, Kiva Zip, etc.)
  • All SBA loan programs
  • Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaigns
  • Angel and VC Investments

We host 30-40 classes a quarter and have free events every month. 

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It all starts here. Complete the application and submit your request. A member of the SBDC will follow up with you and help you achieve your small business goals -- at no cost to you.
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Funded in part through cooperative agreements with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the California Governors Office for Business and Economic Development, and other private and public partners;  and nationally accredited by the association of SBDCs.