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Expert Business Advisors

Our advisors are here to help you! Do you have questions about a specific topic? Or you need more general guidelines for your business? Contact us, and we connect you with an advisor who is the most suitable for you. 

Paul Bozzo
Business model Development – Create an investment-driven business plan and prepare an effective funding presentation.

Veronika Monell
Start Ups, business strategist – Brainstorming and organizing your Social Media Marketing needs.

Panda Morgan
Access to Capital – Loan packaging and funding options for small business.

Ken Freeman
Business Startup – Trusted expertise to grow an existing business or start a new business.

Clyde Green
Business Management & Discovering Capital – The foundation your business requires to continue resilience.

Linda Bigler 
Ongoing Business Planning and Development – TEAM Building for leverage, Target Marketing, Testing and Measuring for effectiveness, Sales/Service Training, Business/Systems process improvement, Employee hiring process, Knowing their numbers to increase profits, Effective Time Management Strategies as well as life balance tools

Kyle Kaneshiro
Business and strategic planning – Works with you to develop and execute your objectives and strategies for success.  Specific focus in technology markets.

Barbara Read
Specializes in Marketing – To help your small business expand and reach new places.

Ramin Ramhormozi

E-commerce – Commerce platform selection on-site and off-site marketing initiatives, search engine optimization with keyword analysis, social marketing strategies, content curation and creation and road mapping a successful site launch

Craig Hettrich
Sales & Marketing – Assisting businesses to achieve profitable growth through compelling go to market strategies.  

Wayne Cottrell
Finance and Operations – Getting your business set up and on budget.  

M. Ester Gordillo
International Trade – Assisting businesses enter or expand into the global market and bringing business to Sacramento.

Dave McDougall
Finance – Planning the financial future of your business.

William (Bill) Teeple
Government Contracting – Earn the government certifications and contracts you need to succeed.

Ron Barrett

Loan Specialist – Helping businesses secure loans.

Don Rose

Strategic Planning – Focuses on raising capital, financial planning and analysis, budgeting and forecasting and optimizing financial performance for growing companies.



"Our focus is to have the community see the SBDC as a business fitness center and not a business hospital. It's not where you go if you're a struggling business trying to fix your problems. It's a place to go for expert advice on how to grow your business. Some of the individual offices will have different areas of focus. Woodland is focused on agriculture and international ag trade. Davis and Folsom are interested in serving high-tech companies. Elk Grove is interested in health care."

- Scott Leslie, Metro Chamber of Commerce, SBDC Director