Central CA SBDC Regional Network
Helping Your Business Start, Grow and Succeed
"Go for your dreams whatever they are. I am a 62 year old, black single mother of 4. I have always had a dream of starting my own business and thanks to SBDC, and Rhonda Lowe my amazing SBDC instructor, I have. Rhonda gave me outstanding mentoring and taught me how to start and run a business and with these skills and the SBDC I had the opportunity to be accepted and complete a 6 week course from the state of California called California Dream Fund and receive a grant for my business, I have gained a wealth of experience in a short period of time and now am the proud owner of summnxtra.com Please stop by and check us out." – Sheila Bivens, CEO
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Client originally came to SBDC for help with starting her online business and getting clarity on what that would look like and how to set it up. Initially our focus was on her start-up including creating a business plan. When the CDF program came along, she signed up for that and we worked to help her get through that grant program and application successfully. Client launched her business 8/10/2022, creating 1 full-time job. She invested $300 of her own money to start the business and received a CDF grant for $5,000.



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