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Anacortes Chocolate Factory, Vacaville

“Thank you Floyd [Hicks of Solano SBDC] for everything and helping us with the loan process. We owe you for that.”

Eco-Delight Coffee, Suisun City

“We are pleased with the support the SBDC has provided us in fine-tuning our application for the CDBG Microenterprise Loan and are very optimistic about both the loan the future success of the business.”

Plaza Oliver Gas & Food, Fairfield

"You (Billy Wigley and the SBDC) have really helped me with my business by assisting me with my marketing and positive exposure in Fairfield, and with building relationships with city and city council members to attain my beer license."

The Mike Young Team LLC, Fairfield

“I met Carolynne Gamble when I decided to take a course at the SBDC office on marketing your business on-line ...I’m looking forward to the intermediate class when it comes out and enjoy the on-going tutoring that is so much a part of her being as well.

Obsessive Confection Disorder, Fairfield

"Despite wicked busy schedules, Anni [Minuzzo] always finds a way to reach out & offer encouragement and accolades–she is a treasured mentor who has taught me volumes about marketing, finance, structure & growth in the cottage food industry."

680 Graphic Design & Printing, Benicia

"I found the NxLeveL training program very informative and helpful. It covered every aspect of starting and owning a business to growing an existing business."

Music Master Publishing, Vallejo

At the 2009 NAMM trade show, Dennis and Dustin were able to sign on with a reputable and well-established distributor & manufacturer’s representation company, Farley’s Musical Essentials.

Nana & Company Children's Resale Boutique, Dixon

"Sandy and Floyd gave me the needed insight to see that I would have to add classes to my business plan in order to be a successful retailer in our quiet little town."

Music Master Publishing, Vallejo

"I found SBDC to be an excellent resource for entrepreneurial encouragement. The classes and personal consultant time have proven to be very valuable assets to our endeavor."

TechPro Source, Vacaville

Rather than secure debt financing, Mr. [Michael] Cortez wanted to pursue equity financing for the business.  Mr.[Charles] Eason assisted him in developing a PowerPoint pitch for investors.

About the Solano College SBDC

We connect small business owners with Business Advisors who work hands-on with clients to address challenges, seize opportunities and grow their bottom line through expert no-cost counseling and top-notch low cost seminars. We work side by side with entrepreneurs to help them realize their business dreams.

Our Business Advisors can help you with:

  • Business planning;
  • Marketing strategies and planning;
  • Sales;
  • Access to capital, including bank finance, SBA loans, and asset financing;
  • Venture funding;
  • Government contracting;
  • Strategic technology acquisition and practical, hands-on application;
  • Financial Projections & Budgeting;
  • Operating Challenges;
  • And more…

Review and register for upcoming seminars in Solano or check out our extensive catalog of online courses.