Our Services

The Northeastern California Small Business Development Centers provide no-cost consulting services to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Whether you need help identifying local markets for your business, are developing a business plan and want a second opinion, or have compliance issues you'd like to clarify, SBDC consultants are ready to help you grow your business.

Northeastern California SBDC Consulting Services

Business success requires both sufficient capital and the knowledge to use it wisely. SBDC consultants help entrepreneurs develop the planning, management, and financial skills necessary to make their business thrive.

The SBDC’s one-on-one management consulting emphasizes education and guidance in finding practical solutions to business problems. Consulting is confidential and provided at no charge by a staff of skilled professionals. Services cover a range of topics relevant to small business owners including:

Business Plan Development
Capital Acquisition
Computing Applications
Customer Service
Energy Efficiency
Environmental Management Issues
Feasibility Analysis
Financing and Loan Packaging
Financial Analysis
Government Marketing
Home-based Business
Human Resources
International Trade
Legal Issues
Marketing and Advertising
Market Research
Minority Business Development
Product Development/Engineering
Public Relations
Product Development/Engineering
Public Relations
Regulatory Assistance
Strategic Planning
Technology Commercialization
Women’s Business Issues
Worker Health and Safety Issues
In general we provide the following services: Shasta Cascade Butte College Sierra Business Council Capital Region San Joaquin Delta SEDC
Access to Capital – Debt financing assistance and preparation (Loans/Lines of Credit/Alternative) x x x x x x
“Access to Capital – Equity financing assistance and preparation (Investors/Angels/VCs)” x x x   x x
Accounting/QuickBooks with Certified ProAdvisor x x x x x  
Board Formation x x x     x
Business Model   x x x x  
Business Plan Assistance x x x x x x
Business Structure/Formation x x x x x x
Buy/Sell Business x x x x x x
Commercialization Strategies   x     x  
Comprehensive Business Strategic Assessment and Analysis x x x x x x
Contracting with Corporations (Supplier Diversity)   x        
Contracting with Government Agencies (federal, state, local)   x   x x  
Executive Mentoring and Coaching   x x x x  
Exit Strategies   x x x x  
Financial Analysis/Cash Flow Management x x x x x x
Growth/Expansion x x x x x x
Human Resources   x x x    
International Trade   x   x    
Investor Preparation and Presentations   x x   x  
Management x x x x x x
Market Analysis/Strategic Marketing x x x x x x
Marketing/Advertising/Public Relations x x x x x x
Operations   x x x x  
Profitable Sustainability/Green   x x x    
Sales and Business Development   x x x x x
SBIR/STTR     x      
Social Media and Online Marketing x x x   x x
Start-Up Assistance x x x x x x
Strategic Planning x x x x x x
Tax Planning Review   x     x x
Technology   x   x   x
Valuation Analysis   x x   x x