Napa Sonoma SBDCSanta Rosa and Napa, California

Specialty Programs

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 cooperative agreements with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the California Governors Office for Business and Economic Development, and other private and public partners;  and nationally accredited by the association of SBDCs.