Napa Sonoma SBDCSanta Rosa and Napa, California

Specialty Programs

Rx for Small Business

Now available in Napa County and funded by the Workforce Alliance of the North Bay, the Rx for Business program is an excellent way for small businesses to improve their bottom-line through an intensive analysis of their business operations.

The Rx for Business is designed as a check -up for businesses in Napa County.  To qualify for this FREE program, a business must be located in Napa County, be at least one year old, hold recent financial statements and have employees.  Under the Rx program, a highly experienced Business Advisor from the Small Business Development Center will conduct intensive business review focused on the following areas:

  • Existing Business Plan
  • Financial & Operational Statement
  • Cost of Goods & Gross Margin
  • Administrative & Organizational Structure
  • On-Site Interviews with Key Personnel
  • Operations Including Work Scheduling, Inventory & Quality Control

Upon completion of the review, the business receives a comprehensive report outlining the Advisor's findings and recommendations.  Free one-on-one advising is then available to help the business develop a plan to implement the recommendations.


NxLeveL™ Program  - Improve, Expand or Jumpstart Your Business!

NxLeveL™ is the nation's largest and most effective entrepreneurial training network, with more than 300,000 graduates and more than 7,500 certified instructors. 

In Napa and Sonoma Counties, over 500 business owners have participated in NxLeveL™ since 1998. Planning is the corner stone for business success. This 11-week NxLeveL™ program covers all phases of business planning through lectures, presentations, one-on-one mentoring and networking.  It includes defining, improving, expanding or launching a business.Classes cover marketing, social media, business negotiations, an understanding of financial statements, and efficient management. Each week, attendees have guest speakers (lawyers, bankers, CPAs, and successful entrepreneurs) who bring their expertise in special areas of business operations. Attendees will research and write a comprehensive business plan and hone their business savvy.  Participants also learn new critical thinking skills, which lead to key strategies for their business.

Call (707) 256-7250 for more information or to register for the upcoming NxLeveL course in Napa and Santa Rosa.

​Tech Futures Group

Tech Futures Group (TFG) is a group of experienced advisors who help startups and small, established technology companies.  Their charter is to help technology companies start, grow, thrive and reach the next level.  Since its inception in 2012, TFG has helped companies raise $49 million in capital.  To apply for TFG services visit their website or call (415) 494-7232.

International Trade Initiative

With 95 percent of the potential customers for U.S. goods and services living outside of the country, exporting provides vast opportunities for American businesses. If you are already exporting to one country, let us help identify other markets to reach. If you have never exported before, make a no-cost appointment with your local SBDC to let us walk you through how to get started. Our goal is to provide guidance and outcomes for small and medium sized businesses to enhance their exporting success. The world’s 95 percent of potential customers are waiting for you. 

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It all starts here. Complete the application and submit your request. A member of the SBDC will follow up with you and help you achieve your small business goals -- at no cost to you.
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Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation.