In Sonoma County, there is a thriving community of business groups, built to support its members and each other. You will find a friendly and supportive community of business people here putting up very low barriers to entry. Welcome to doing business in Sonoma County. Here are a few organizations that provide free or low-cost business mentoring services and workshops to help you start or grow your business.
Napa-Sonoma Small Business Development Center (SBDC) (707) 595-0060
The Napa-Sonoma Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) offers no and low-cost one-on-one business counseling, training and workshops. The SBDC can assist with business plans, financial projections, loan applications, contract assistance and operating challenges. The SBDC also hosts workshops and online seminars.
North Coast SCORE (707) 571-8342
SCORE North Coast offers business mentoring to start-up and established businesses. Each mentor has unique skills, so make sure that you find one who is the right fit for your business. SCORE also offers local and online workshops, and maintains a sizeable inventory of commonly-used business templates and tools on its website.
Running a business can be lonely at times, especially if you’re a solo-preneur. Networking is a great way to connect with other business owners and get the support that you need. Here’s a list of where you can find local networking events and business organizations that you might consider joining.
BUSINESS INCUBATORS AND SHARED WORKSPACE
Go Local Sonoma County (707) 888-6105
Sebastopol Entrepreneurs Project (707) 861-3390
Share Exchange (707) 583-7667
SoCo Nexus (707) 794-1240
Sphere Pad (707) 787-3009
WORK Petaluma (707) 721-6540
For help specific to cities as well as additional regions in Sonoma County, reach out to a Chamber of Commerce:
Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce (707) 894-4470
Cotati Chamber of Commerce (707) 795-5508
Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce (707) 433-6935
Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce (707) 762-2785
Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce (707) 584-1415
Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce (707)545-1414
Sebastopol Area Chamber of Commerce (707) 823-3032
Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce (707) 996-1033
Windsor Chamber of Commerce (707) 838-7285
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (707) 575-3648
Mark West Chamber of Commerce (707) 578-7975
North Bay Black Chamber of Commerce 888-846-5155
Redwood Coast Chamber of Commerce (707) 884-1080
Russian River Chamber of Commerce (707) 869-9000
Forestville Chamber of Commerce (707) 887-1111
Geyserville Chamber of Commerce (707) 857-3745