Weekly Financial Updates

Join the SBDC Finance Center Wednesdays at 10:30 AM for real-time financial relief updates and small business resources.

ASK SBDC is a rapid-response, go-to resource, providing an interactive platform launched by NorCal SBDC in March of 2020.

Originally launched in response to COVID-19 to provide local businesses with real-time updates and information pertaining to the CARES Act, the resource is evolving to provide a much broader business hotline for help.

As part of the NorCal SBDC network, ASK SBDC is committed to clarifying the complexities of business. This includes federal loan products, all resources available, including CARES Act, small business grants, and alternative capital options. Additionally, ASK provides a range of actionable resources, including no-cost advising and educational small business training and webinars.

Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Join us for updates on Cares Act Resources, small business grants, HR questions, and more.

By the numbers

The launch of the ASK SBDC toll-free call center gave access to more than 3,622 small businesses to receive 400+ counseling hours at no cost – and helped secure $53 Million in CARES Act funding, averaging $563,800 per business. 


in Capital since 2018

Since 2018, the Finance Center has helped 98 businesses receive over $53 Million in capital to start, grow and strengthen their business.



In response to COVID-19, each hour of advising with the 833-ASK-SBDC team produced an average of $5,319 in funding per client.

We’ll help you work through your greatest challenges.

ASKSBDC is a COVID-19 direct support channel for NorCal small businesses.