Small Business
Development Center

Small Business Development Center of Solano-Napa Counties

The Solano-Napa Small Business Development Center, hosted by the Workforce Development Board of Solano County since January 2019, is proud to be a part of the greater NorCal SBDC network and works to support local entrepreneurs and small businesses with the tools and insights to start, grow, and pivot their businesses.

If you are ready to startup or scale-up a business in Solano or Napa Counties, working with a certified SBDC Business Advisor can make a huge difference in the time and resources it takes to reach your goal. For more than 20 years, the Solano-Napa SBDC has been a partner to successful new and growing companies throughout the county. We’d love to help you grow your vision too.

We’re ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work on your most pressing problems or opportunities.

A Focus On Results

We know your time is valuable. For this reason, we take a very focused approach on helping you achieve success you can measure. Whether it is obtaining a business loan, hiring new employees, increasing sales, or improving your bottom line — your Solano-Napa SBDC business advisors will work with you on goal achievement for each step of the process.

What Can You Expect?

Each client completes an intake process that helps us understand what your focus area should be. Then, the business is carefully paired with a business advisor who has the appropriate expertise. You may work with one or several Solano-Napa SBDC business advisors while focused on achieving an agreed upon goal for your business. We hold your information in strict confidence.

Who Do We Work With?

More than 50% of our clients are in-business companies looking to scale up their operations. We also work with many start-up businesses and first-time entrepreneurs.  While many of our clients seek out SBDC services to help position them for loans or equity infusion, all SBDC clients benefit from consulting aimed at strengthening their business functions, including marketing, operations, and financial management. SBDC consulting is available in English and Spanish.

Advisor Expertise Areas

Solano-Napa SBDC professional advisors are not only consultants but also business owners with diverse backgrounds and expertise in a variety of industries, such as manufacturing, technology and consumer products, restaurant and specialty food service, social media, and sustainable business.


  • Business
  • Management
  • Financial Projections
  • Sales & Contract Bidding
  • Funding Loan Packaging
  • Marketing & Web Presence
  • Operations & Distribution
  • Restaurant Startup and Operations
  • Human Resources
  • QuickBooks
  • Training

Training Workshops You Can Relate To

Another way to access the expertise of Solano-Napa SBDC is through our classes. Look for topics like:

  • Business
  • Planning & Management
  • Sales and Growth
  • Marketing & Web Presence
  • Funding & Loan Packaging
  • Operations & Distribution
  • QuickBooks & Accounting
  • Restaurant Operations
  • Successful Business Startup
  • And Much More!

Learn more and sign up for workshops and no-cost advising, at