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Mendocino Solar Service, Little River

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

Brian Newell Furniture, Mendocino

“This is a great service that is available in a community as small as ours,” says Newell, “I wish more people appreciated and took advantage of what’s available to them.”

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.

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."

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."

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...

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...

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!"

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.”

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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