October 17, 2018

Small Business Thrives at Marin SBDC

Are you a business owner who needs help strategically growing? Would you like to learn best practices for marketing? Optimize your presence on social media? Set up e-commerce on your website? Acquire funding or hire new people?

What if you had access to resources and tools that could help your business stand out and succeed . . . for free?

If this sounds too good to be true, then you haven’t discovered the amazing resources available through the Marin Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

This nonprofit organization (part of the greater Northern California SBDC network), provides expert no-cost advising, and a variety of low cost workshops, to assist small business owners in planning and reaching their business goals.

Marin SBDC Director, Miriam Karell, is passionate about supporting small businesses. “Our expert professionals are currently operating their businesses or have guided businesses to success,” she says, referring to the organization’s advisory team who bring a wealth of experience to help other business owners devise strategies for growth.

As a business owner herself, Karell understands those challenges well. She has worked with hundreds of organizations to help them communicate authentically, build their leadership capabilities, and develop initiatives/products that create win-win-win scenarios. With a Masters Degree in Sustainable Business Management, she worked for nearly a decade as a Green Business Advisor for the City of San Francisco before stepping into her role at Marin SBDC.

The Marin SBDC works with business owners to assess their business, and its needs, in order to provide the best services that will help that business grow at a manageable pace. This is no cookie cutter approach. “We analyze each business uniquely,” says Karell. “Then we make recommendations, and actually help business owners walk through the process.”

Some of the many SBDC resources available to business owners include:

  • Personal, one-on-one business advising with seasoned professionals.
  • Access to over 25 low cost workshops covering a multitude of fundamental to advanced topics.
  • Links to helpful resources and tools that provide valuable information for business owners.
  • To sign up for no-cost one-on-one advising today, click here.

    To learn more about Marin SBDC and what it has to offer, visit

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