Business Counseling and Services
Here are a few organizations that provide free or low-cost business mentoring services and workshops in Sonoma County.
Napa-Sonoma Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
The Napa-Sonoma Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) offers no and low-cost one-on-one business counseling, training and workshops. The SBDC can assist with business plans, financial projections, loan applications, contract assistance and operating challenges. The SBDC also hosts workshops and online seminars.
SCORE North Coast
SCORE North Coast offers business mentoring to start-up and established businesses. Each mentor has unique skills, so make sure that you find one who is the right fit for your business. SCORE also offers local and online workshops, and maintains a sizeable inventory of commonly-used business templates and tools on its website.
Green Your Business
Did you know that the County of Sonoma offers a FREE Green Business Certification for businesses? The Energy and Sustainability staff will work with you one-on-one to identify cost savings for your business operations and help you through the process of creating an environmentally-efficient workplace. The Green Business Certification program has certified over 178 businesses in Sonoma County, including, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Oliver’s Market, Amy’s Kitchen, and Straus Family Creamery. For a completed list of certified businesses, visit the the California Green Business database.
How We Can Help:
- Provide site visits to provide energy, water and waste audits that can result in cost savings in your business
- Help find rebates and incentives to help cover the cost for an efficiency upgrade
- Offer technical assistance, such as solar-bid analysis and answers to energy challenges
Find out more, by going to www.sonomagreen.org.
Business Incubators and Shared Workspace
Local Chambers of Commerce