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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.”

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!"

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.”

Stone & Embers, Philo

“We were so grateful to have the [Mendo] SBDC’s expert advice as we negotiated the difficult terrain of a restaurant startup. After such a great start, we are fired up to expand our business and our success!”

One-Stop Detail, Willits

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

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.”

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."

Beautiful Earth, Fort Bragg

“[I’m] so lucky to have this resource. I really appreciate that the Mendocino SBDC is here in Fort Bragg. I can call my consultant and ask questions to get the help I need when I need it.”

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."

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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