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San José State University is the host of the Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Innovators in Santa Clara County now have access to high level resources to assist them as they grow their businesses and change the world. The Silicon Valley SBDC is yet another important milestone in creating a comprehensive program, through the SJSU Research Foundation and the Office of Innovation, to support startup companies and growth-oriented entrepreneurs. Advising is FREE with the additional support of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz).

About Us

Small Business Development Centers have assisted entrepreneurs for 40 years with over 100 centers nationwide. The Silicon Valley SBDC is proud to be part of this important network.

What We Do

You can get FREE individualized advice on your particular business concept from seasoned professionals with a proven track record. You are not alone.

Success Stories

We are proud to have played a part in the success of our clients. Here are some of their stories.

Program Sponsors and Affiliates

Without the continued support of our corporate sponsors and community affiliates, we could not effectively serve the entrepreneurs of Santa Clara County. Learn more about them.


Learn about training, networking, and other events that will help you expand your knowledge and reach. Most are available for FREE!

Register for Assistance

It is easy to request assistance from the SBDC. Simply sign up and you will be contacted for more details within a few business days.