If you have never received SBDC services, apply online and you will be contacted within 48 business hours:
If you have received SBDC advising in the past you don't have to reapply. Please call or email for assistance with your next business challenge:
- (707) 445-9720 x210
Existing clients can also click here to log in to your SBDC E-Center account to request advising for the first time, sign up for a workshop, or update your business information.
What is the Advising Program?
The North Coast SBDC offers free, individualized and confidential one-on-one advising for existing businesses and start-ups with the potential for job creation, revenue and profit growth, and new business development ideas which could stimulate economic development in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties and beyond.
Advising services are available by appointment to both existing and start-up business owners. It starts with a simple application (see above). You tell us about your company and your needs and we give a truthful assessment of whether we think we can help. Then, we establish goals to work on (business loan, equity capital, etc.) and we work together to reach that goal. We will meet with you in-person, on the phone, over coffee – whatever works for your schedule. Think of it as having another confidential member on your team - someone who is specifically focused on the business goal you identified as most important - and at no cost to you.
The North Coast SBDC is staffed by certified business advisors who provide entrepreneurs with business assistance and tools to aid in their business success. Our Business Advisors specialize in the following fields: