Silicon Valley SBDCSan Jose, CA

Specialty Programs

Restaurant Tips Program

Silicon Valley is a diverse and competitive marketplace for restaurans and food industry business owners. Whether you're operating a franchise, a family owned business, or are ready to develop a new restaurant concept, our cousultants may provide advising, education, and advocacy to help you focus on your goals and keep your restaurant in compliance with health and safety laws and regulations.

Restaurant Tips provides no-cost, one-on-one advising and offers free and low-cost workshops specific to the retail food industry -- providing you with the tools to be successful in growing your revenue while serving restaurant goers throughout Silicon Valley.

​Tech Futures Group

Tech Futures Group (TFG) is a group of experienced advisors who help startups and small, established technology companies.  Their charter is to help technology companies start, grow, thrive and reach the next level.  Since its inception in 2012, TFG has helped companies raise $49 million in capital.  To apply for TFG services visit their website or call (415) 494-7232.

International Trade Initiative

With 95 percent of the potential customers for U.S. goods and services living outside of the country, exporting provides vast opportunities for American businesses. If you are already exporting to one country, let us help identify other markets to reach. If you have never exported before, make a no-cost appointment with your local SBDC to let us walk you through how to get started. Our goal is to provide guidance and outcomes for small and medium sized businesses to enhance their exporting success. The world’s 95 percent of potential customers are waiting for you. 

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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.