Success Stories

We help businesses start, grow and get financing

We work day-in, day-out to keep business hiring instead of firing and growing instead of closing. Here are some of our successful small business stories.


black sunglasses in caseWilliam Painter, San Diego, 92109

Economic Impact

   • Capital infusion: $780,000
   • Sales increase: $600,000

“The SBDC has fueled our expansions toward $5M in sales, and they continue to be truly vital to our company's success.” —Matthew Decelles, CEO


CM Solar, San Diego, 92126

Economic ImpactGroup of men beside CM Solar van

  • Sales increase: $1.5M
  • Jobs created: 10
  • Capital infusion: $70,000

“Thanks largely to SBDC's incredible support. We've been completely transformed into a growing, thriving $3M company.” —Carlos Melendez, CEO



Next Door, San Diego, 92115

Man in front of Next Door, a wine bar.Economic Impact

  • Capital infusion: $130,000
  • Jobs retained: 3
  • Business saved from closure

“I had no idea how to purchase a business but SBDC helped me every step of the way, and now we're off and running!” —Jack Major, President