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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."

Out of Sight Cases, Benicia

"Jill Oyoung has been invaluable to me this past year, in terms of her support, advice and her knowledge of the business... Jill has kept me focused and her knowledge of fabrics, sewing techniques and manufacturing is priceless."

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."

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.

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."

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.

DHurn Enterprises, Suisun

Building upon the training received through the NxLeveL program and her work with SBDC Business Advisors Sandy Stelter and Jerry Jinnett, Deanna [Hurn] has been able to meet her objective...

Vintage Caffe, Fairfield

"It was a great pleasure working with the SBDC.  They guided us all the way through the process and were very patient with us.  We would not be able to do this without their knowledge and help."

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."

Chepo's Tamales, Elmira

[WATCH THE VIDEO] “We did not have a Business Plan and the SBDC helped us to put that together. They also provided us the technical assistance to fill out the loan application.”

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.