• We Work with Start-Ups and SMBs

    We ♡ our Clients.

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  • Our Story

    Getting your start is only half the battle.

     

    Ventura County is home to many successful companies, but not all businesses who get their start continue to thrive for years to come. Statistics show that within 3 years, over 90% of startups will fail; within 5 years, 50% of small businesses will follow suit. As time goes on, rate of failure increases. Why?

     

    Many new businesses fail to create long-term value which is the key to sustained growth in any organization.

    We help you capture that value.

     

    805bizdev was born out of love for the 805 community and its business owners. Our Founder and CEO, Zach Garcia, is a Ventura, California native dedicated to helping grow the local startup and small business community one business at a time. After seeing his father's local 30-year-old concrete construction company bounce back from the housing market collapse of 2008, Zach knew that he'd work tirelessly to help other local businesses not only survive, but thrive.

    Our Mission

    Your business is our business.

     

    805bizdev is invested in helping grow your business through proven research and design methodologies that keep the customer at the heart of the entire business development process. Strategic, results-oriented execution brings our unique approach to life.

    Our Leadership

    Zach Garcia

    Founder + CEO

    A Southern California native, Zach is a true innovator and people's person. Most importantly, he is passionate about developing creative solutions to life's problems and understanding people at their core.

     

    In 2013, Zach co-founded California Lutheran University's first entrepreneurship organization, Startup CLU, and a year later, graduated from CLU's Business Management and Entrepreneurship undergraduate program. Zach has since spent 3+ years validating his business development practices within his own startup ventures.

     

    Zach has also been an active member of the Startup Conejo Valley and Hub101 communities, working with other thinkers and doers to help grow the local startup ecosystem from the ground up.

    Zach is someone who has demonstrated a clear desire and willingness to learn, improve himself, and bring value to the world. I've known Zach for nearly 3 years now, and I’ve seen him consistently taking steps forward in his life and career that are on the verge of adding up to something huge in this world. Zach is the first to volunteer his skills to see a project through to success, and has demonstrated his ability to add dynamic team value.

     

    My business partner and I have used several validations that Zach has made, one of which we’ve implemented as a key theme to our business. I think you should work with Zach if you’re looking for valuable, creative input into what you’re wanting to accomplish—he’ll make you feel good about your business.

     

    Brandon Highland, Partner at CoFounders Crunch

    Zach's creativity, efficiency, and drive immediately sets him apart from the average performer. As one of my former students at California Lutheran University, he differentiated himself as an ingenious thinker and strong team facilitator. His final business concept submission for my Entrepreneurial Thinking course was one that I will always remember.

     

    Furthermore, Zach is a reflective individual who is able to forge both exciting and meaningful relationships. In this sense, he is a true "people's person" who understands, empowers, and encourages those around him. He is a wonderfully well-rounded individual and is sure to greatly benefit your organization. I am honored to recommend him.

     

    Nelson Pizarro, CEO of EcoStatic Inc. & Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Cal Poly Pomona