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 Our Business Advisors are industry experts who provide free, professional business advising in marketing, finance, accessing capital, and more.

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Gain skills and knowledge you need for your business to prosper by attending one of our informative workshops.

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Need money? Get expert help with business loan applications, investor packages, crowdfunding campaigns, and more.

About Panda

Established 26 year career in banking with a wide range of skills in operations, management, training, auditing, and consumer/commercial lending. SBDC consultant for over 20 years specializing in business plans, loan
preparation, loan application, time management, operations/management, leadership skills, HR, and business expansion. All areas include one-on-one consulting and workshops. SBDC director for eight years specializing in community outreach, business and partnership development, managed budgets, wrote grants/contacts, and managed staff. Over 20 years as a professor at Yuba Community College District and Sierra College teaching classes in entrepreneurship, operations/management, time management, marketing, and leadership.

Her consulting services are offered free of charge and your information is completely confidential. The SBDC has experienced and knowledgeable Business Advisors who are uniquely qualified to assist small businesses in creating an effective strategy, discover ways to generate revenue and grow your bottom line. SBDC advisors provide aspiring and current small business owners a variety of free business consulting and low-cost training services including: business plan development, manufacturing assistance, financial packaging and lending assistance, exporting and importing support, disaster recovery assistance, procurement and contracting aid, market research help, 8(a) program support, and healthcare guidance.