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Pacific Preserves, Fort Bragg

"I like talking to customers and getting to know the farmers. When you promote a local product in a small community, you get to know people and develop a loyal following."

Saucy, Ukiah

“Nancy Banker was the rock that stood behind me when I wavered, and she reined me in when I got off track. ...I don't think that Saucy would exist now if it wasn't for all of the efforts and support from Nancy and West Company.”
 

Mendocino Sandpiper Jewelry, Mendocino

"I am very fortunate for the help of the Mendocino SBDC. They helped me make my dream come true. This is what I am meant to be doing and it has been an amazing experience."

Noyo Theatre, Willits

“We are very proud that our perseverance and tenacity allowed us to reach this point, and are very excited to finally realize our goals. West Company has given us and continues to provide priceless guidance throughout this journey.”

One-Stop Detail, Willits

"Learning about marketing and financial management gave me the bigger picture I needed to run a successful business."

Happy Woman Jewelry, Redwood Valley

Laura feels that working with West Company has helped her “build a foundation for business” that she did not have before. “As an artist, it’s easy to have vision,” says Laura, “but without brickwork, without a solid foundation, you can’t build anything.”

Pacific Physical Therapy, Fort Bragg

As Tammy looks to the future of her business, she considers how it can address a number of market and global trends...

Cowlick's Hand Made Ice Cream, Fort Bragg

[Nancy] says working with [Mendo SBDC] allowed her to move on her ideas with confidence. With their help she’s positioned for growth...

Hopland Ale House, Hopland

Jennifer says that Nancy Banker was “a great resource for business planning, and was an instrumental asset while editing my business plan and financial projections.”

Rantala Heating and Sheet Metal, Inc., Fort Bragg

"The information from West Company about the process and financing was so thorough and effective that by the time I reviewed the loan documents I actually understood them!"

About the Mendocino SBDC

The Office of Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provides management assistance to current and prospective small business owners. SBDCs offer one-stop assistance to individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations. The program is a cooperative effort of the private sector, the educational community and federal, state and local governments and is an integral component of Entrepreneurial Development's network of training and counseling services. 

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