Fundica, North America’s leading financing search engine, will help Northern California Small Business Centers (NorCal SBDC) easily acquire and retain customers by connecting small businesses to relevant, verified and actionable financing opportunities. It will also provide NorCal SBDC with unique insights into the needs and firmography of these small businesses. This announcement not only represents a major expansion of NorCal SBDC’s service offering, but also officially marks the launch of Fundica in the United States. Fundica has licensed its search engine to financial institutions and small business support organizations across Canada, including North America’s largest credit union. Now they’re excited to bring their solution to an even wider audience, starting with NorCal SBDC.
SBDC is the largest provider of technical assistance to small businesses in the United States and is part of a national network of nearly 1,000 centers funded in part by grants from the US Small Business Administration (SBA). In California, these are supplemented by the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz).
“We are extremely proud to partner with NorCal SBDC to make relevant financing opportunities more accessible to small business owners throughout Northern California,” said Mike Lee, CEO and co-founder of Fundica. “NorCal SBDC, a trusted and leading one-stop organization for small business support, shares our vision of making finance accessible to all. We look forward to further advancing this vision together.”
“We are excited to partner with Fundica as their solution is tailored to the SBDC’s mission. We’re committed to providing entrepreneurs with the insights, resources and tools that empower them to start and grow their businesses, which often depends on finding the right capital,” said Scott Rogalski, Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives at NorCal SBDC. “We are optimistic that Fundica will be a great asset for small businesses looking for investment.”
For more information on the partnership between Fundica and NorCal SBDC, please visit https://www.norcalsbdc.org/fundica/.
Fundica licenses white-label funding search technology to financial institutions and small business support organizations to help them acquire and retain businesses at scale. With no IT integration required, this technology enables organizations to easily identify and apply for the most relevant government and supplemental funding available. In doing so, the financial institution or small business support organization hosting the technology captures firmography and funding intentions on their website and becomes a trusted one-stop funding advisor. To learn more visit: https://www.fundica.com/
About Northern California Small Business Development Centers
The Northern California Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) are helping advance America’s dream of entrepreneurship. SBDC offers comprehensive and expert guidance on topics such as start-up basics, financing, developing business and marketing plans, exporting, technology advice, procurement and public procurement. The one-on-one counseling is funded by the US Small Business Administration and local partners and is free. The advice is supplemented by low-cost or free seminars and conferences. These services are delivered throughout Northern California through an extensive network of 16 Small Business Development Centers. The Northern California SBDC network serves more than 20,000 small business owners annually. To learn more, visit https://norcalsbdc.org.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was established in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to assist, advise, assist and protect the interests of small businesses, preserve the free competition of entrepreneurship, and preserve and protect our nation’s overall economy strengthen nation. Small businesses are critical to economic recovery and strength, building America’s future and helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace. While SBA has grown and evolved over the years since its inception in 1953, the bottom line is its mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA serves people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and Guam. www.sba.gov
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NorCal SBDC Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives