San Mateo SBDC


The San Mateo SBDC offers no-cost, one-on-one, confidential business advising, low cost workshops, and small business trainings online. Whether you’re interested in starting a business, growing an established business, moving into government contracting, seeking free online marketing or web presence tools, have questions on innovation and research, or are looking to create a world class business, the San Mateo SBDC can help you on your journey.

The San Mateo SBDC services cover a range of topics relevant to aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners:


Business/Strategic Planning

  • Business Viability Assessment
  • Market Analysis and Competitive Research
  • Business Plan Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Commercialization of Technology
  • Business Structure

Capital Acquisition

  • Financing options
  • Loan Packaging
  • Equity Options

Financial Management

  • Accounting and Recordkeeping
  • Financial Management and Analysis
  • Taxes

Targeted Assistance

  • Online Business
  • Government Marketing
  • International Trade
  • Shale Energy
  • Business Disruption
  • Affordable Care Act


  • Retail
  • Restaurants
  • Specialty Foods
  • Agriculture and Wineries
  • Government Procurement


  • Customer Service
  • e-Commerce
  • Market Research
  • Marketing Materials/Promotion
  • Marketing Plan Development
  • Social Media

Apply Now

It all starts here. Complete the application and submit your request. A member of the SBDC will follow up with you and help you achieve your small business goals -- at no cost to you.
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This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.