It’s been nothing but a positive experience. [Our advisor], Molly O’Kane, has been a saving grace – she helped us a lot, making us aware of things we would never have known. She helped us to get a grant that allowed us to remodel the studio.

– Diandra Thompson, Co-owner of FTK Martial Arts

The SBDC wrapped their arms around us via email and encouraged us, gave us the latest info on the loans, and consistently responded to me when I had any questions. They have been absolutely instrumental in supporting us in whatever things pop up.

– Tara Mel, Freeline Surf Shop

Every time something went wrong I was on the phone with SBDC. Louise Dawson from the Restaurant Program was always connecting me to someone who would at least give me a second opinion so I didn’t have to navigate my problems alone. SBDC were the only ones I could count on.

– Diane Long, Burger I M

We had zero experience with numbers and at times we were frustrated about having to learn so many things, but now we know how to price and we understand our budget. If you are patient and listen, you will be able to thrive with the SBDC’s help. I can’t believe all this was free!

– Meiko Scott, Hella Nuts

We appreciate all the help the SBDC gave us in completing our business plan and loan application which helped us obtain our loan to purchase our building.

– Rey Almazon, Rey’s Window Tinting & Auto Security