Sierra Valley Moving
I opened Sierra Valley Moving & Storage, Inc. (SVM) for business in 1998 and came to the Northern California SBDC in 2006 to convert our business from a partnership to an S-corporation. I worked closely with our consultant, Panda Morgan, to review our financials and purchase a new 30,000 sq. ft. space that allowed our business to be more profitable. About a year later, consultant Mike Saccomano helped us get our website up and running as part of our company’s effort to continue expanding. We continued to use SBDC services off and on over the next decade and by 2016 we reached $2.1 million in sales. We had grown the businesses from just 2 men and 1 truck into a million dollar business with dozens of employees. Since 1998, Sierra Valley has become the regional company of choice for many private and commercial clients, and we continue to have a great reputation in the region. Our commitment to customer satisfaction and personal accountability has set our company for success. The SBDC stepped in during key moments in our history, and we would not have been able to scale our business at the rate that we did without their help.