Funding your business’s future with practical, foundational information and actionable insights. 

Financing Simplified.

The NorCal SBDC Finance Center is your first step in understanding your best financial options. The next step in achieving your business goals starts with securing your business’s right type of capital. With extensive experience in capital investment strategy, our experts will help you understand both traditional and lesser-known creative funding resources for businesses eager to grow. 

There is no cost to access Finance Center expertise because we are a tax-payer funded organization with the sole purpose to advance small businesses as the backbone of our communities. 

We’ve helped countless businesses secure needed capital to advance their dreams.

Our Finance Center team understands how to secure the right capital for your business. 90% of businesses that come to us for financial advice say that we’ve made a significant difference in their business. We are committed to connecting entrepreneurs with the best financial resources — whether you are starting your very first venture or if it’s time to take your business into the next phase of growth. 

If you’re a small business owner, we’ll help you prepare, review, and present all the required legal documents that will help position you as ‘bankable’ and ‘lendable.’

A few of our finance advising areas include:

  • Working capital
  • Expansion/growth capital
  • Buy a business
  • Sell a business
  • Invest in real estate
  • Start-up financing
  • Technology financing
  • Purchase equipment
  • Purchase order financing

No-cost advising, practical tools, and access to sources of capital to foster your business growth.


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Client Spotlight

Turned down repeatedly by lenders, the SBDC helped this small business understand their financials and tell their story to the bank, allowing them to obtain a loan to purchase their dream business successfully.

By the Numbers


in Capital INFusion
since 2018

Since 2018, the Finance Center has helped 98 businesses receive over $137 Million in capital to start, grow and strengthen their business.


Average Funding per
hour advising

In response to COVID-19, each hour of advising with the 833-ASK-SBDC team produced an average of $5,319 in funding per client.