Alameda County SBDCNewark, CA

Who We Are

As part of the Northern California SBDC network, the Alameda County Small Business Development Center (ACSBDC) serves all of Alameda County. We work hands-on with entrepreneurs and business owners to address challenges, seize opportunities and grow our clients’ bottom line.

Our SBDC was awarded “Top Center” in the NorCal Region in 2016, and we assisted 550 entrepreneurs to raise over $30 million for their companies, and create or save 437 jobs.

In March of 2017, our Food Entrepreneur program sponsored by Alameda County was awarded The Award of Excellence (Grand Prize) for Economic Development Programs within the State by the California Economic Development Association (CALED).

The Alameda County SBDC Program, hosted by the Ohlone Community College District, offers long-term, in-depth, no cost advising for existing businesses and certain start-ups in Alameda County. Our professional services include: 

  • Loan and Equity Investment Advice

  • Strategic Planning

  • Financial Projections & Budgeting

  • Marketing and Sales

  • Technology Integration

  • Human Resource Management

  • Operations

  • Exports

  • More…

The Alameda County SBDC strives to improve the economic livelihood of our community. Our impact is measured through a variety of economic standards, including:

  • Increased Revenue and Profits

  • Business Loans Received

  • Equity Investment or Capital Raised

  • New Job Creation

  • Employee Retention 

  • Developing New Small Businesses

Through the ACSBDC's free one-on-one business counseling our clients can expect significant economic development. Apply below!

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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.


As concerns continue about coronavirus (COVID-19), we’re here to help you navigate available resources, answer your business questions and be a trusted partner for your business
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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.