alan gohary- business advisor

Alan Gohary

Business Advisor

Sonoma SBDC

About Me:

Alan is an entrepreneur, educator, and a business mentor who started his career in the hospitality industry where he became an assistant manager of a Marriott hotel, then was part of starting and growing two small businesses; one of which went public in 2000. Alan joined the SoCal SBDC in 2003 as a business advisor and spent over 17 years creating success stories with his clients. He became a champion of start-ups for 9 years, got yearly awards for capital injection, jobs created and retained, along with the state star business advisor award in 2016.

In 2022 Alan joined the NorCal SBDC as a regional assistant director to continue pursuing his passion for helping small businesses, start and grow. Alan is currently a contracted advisor with a couple of Northern California SBDC centers. 


Alan’s background is in Business Administration, Starting and Growing a business, Business Succession, Hotels & Motels Management, Real Estate, Financing, Business Planning, QuickBooks & Accounting.

Expertise: Access to Capital Accounting Administration Business Planning Financial Projections Hospitality Quickbooks Startups

I also speak: Arabic