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About the SBDC

The Capital Region SBDC is the leader in providing all small business owners and entrepreneurs with the tools and guidance needed to become successful. With direct and personalized business assistance to entrepreneurs through one-on-one consulting as well as satellite offices in eight counties across the region to offer professional consulting in all aspects of small business management.

Services in 8 County Hubs

Sacramento Central • Colusa County • Elk Grove/South Sacramento County • Highway 50 Corridor • Lake County • South Placer County • Yolo County • Yuba and Sutter Counties

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Jessica Black

Sacramento State College of Business Administration (CBA) will serve as a principal partner with the Metro Chamber to host the Capital Region SBDC. As the original manager of the SBDC decades ago, they have served tens of thousands of business clients in the Sacramento region during the intervening years.

According to Northeastern California SBDC client surveys, positive impacts created through SBDC services in 2013 included: more than $9.2 million in acquired loans and equity capital, $16.8 million in sales increases as well as the launch of 79 new businesses.

Sacramento State and Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

We Provide Assistance With:


  • Customer Service
  • Franchising
  • Healthcare
  • Human Resource
  • Insurance
  • Business Licensing/Permit
  • Business Plan Development
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • International Trade
  • Import/Export


  • Government Certifications/ Registrations
  • Government Contracting
  • Government Marketing


  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Auditing
  • Budget Operation
  • Capital Acquisition
  • Cost Control/Reductions
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financing and Loan Packaging


  • Internet Marketing
  • Internet/ecommerce Solutions for Small Business
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Website Design & Development


  • Legal Structure
  • Liabilities


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Founding Sponsors

Safe Credit UnionFive Star Bank

2014 Sponsors

Union Bank
U.S. Bank
Tri Counties Bank


US Small Business Administration

"Given the Metro Chamber’s regional reach and our success in building region-wide platforms to advance local objectives, we are in a perfect position to establish a true regional strategy to promote SBDC activities and services throughout the entire service area."

- Peter Tateishi, president and CEO, Sacramento Metro Chamber

"The Center for Small Business at Sacramento State College of Business Administration is proud to be a partner with the Metro Chamber in the Capital Region SBDC and the Sacramento Business Review Economic Forecast. Our faculty has real world experience, our students are among the best in the Western US and our research capabilities are unsurpassed. Working with the chamber, we will leverage all of these assets to help grow small businesses throughout the Capital Region."

- Sanjay Varshney, professor, Sacramento State University, College of Business Administration