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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!"

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...

Mendocino Solar Service, Little River

“West Company is a fabulous low-cost one-stop for local business owners,” says Bruce [Erickson].

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."

Slam Dunk Pizza, Ukiah

“[Mendocino SBDC] always had time for us, never rushed us, and their knowledge of opening a business was fantastic. They helped us put our business plan together from the first word to the last.”

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.”

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.”

Rising Tide Sea Vegetables, Mendocino

Rising Tide Sea Vegetables is a thriving cottage industry perched on one of the cleanest coastlines in the world – the wild and beautiful north coast of California.

One-Stop Detail, Willits

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

Titan Enterprises, Fort Bragg

“Nancy [Baker] helped me figure out the cost of what I was doing, and what the turnaround needed to be for me to make money.”

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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