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LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Aptos
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Central Coast Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Auburn
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - Greater Sierra
The Northeastern California SBDC - Greater Sierra Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides one-on-one consulting (by appointment only), training and technical assistance in all aspects...View details

Bakersfield
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Bakersfield
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) CSU Bakersfield
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Capitola
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Chico
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Chico
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Butte College Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Chula Vista
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Southwestern College Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Compton
U.S.VETS - Compton
U.S. VETS is the largest non-profit organization in the country dedicated to helping homeless and at-risk veterans to become economically self-sufficient through rewarding careers or entrepreneurial...View details

Concord
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Contra Costa Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Eureka
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) North Coast Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Fairfield
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Solano County Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Fresno
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Fresno
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Regional Network
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Glendale
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Hemet
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Inglewood
U.S. VETS - Los Angeles
U.S. VETS is the largest non-profit organization in the country dedicated to helping homeless and at-risk veterans to become economically self-sufficient through rewarding careers or entrepreneurial...View details

Irvine
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Tech Coast Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Long Beach
U.S. VETS - Long Beach, Villages at Cabrillo
U.S. VETS is the largest non-profit organization in the country dedicated to helping homeless and at-risk veterans to become economically self-sufficient through rewarding careers or entrepreneurial...View details

Los Angeles
CHARO Community Development Corporation
CHARO Community Development Corporation provides bilingual (Spanish/English) business & technical assistance to start-up and existing businesses; entrepreneurial training, workshops &...View details

Merced
Alliance SBDC Merced Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Merced
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Modesto
Alliance SBDC Modesto Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Monterey
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Moreno Valley
U.S. VETS - Riverside
U.S. VETS is the largest non-profit organization in the country dedicated to helping homeless and at-risk veterans to become economically self-sufficient through rewarding careers or entrepreneurial...View details

Napa
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Napa Valley College Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Oakland
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Oakland
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) East Bay Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Oakland
Women's Initiative for Self Employment
The Women?s Initiative is a one-stop shop where high-potential, lower-income women receive training to start and grow their business. Services include business management training, technical...View details

Oceanside
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) North San Diego County Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Oxnard
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Palm Springs
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Palmdale
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Pomona
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Eastern Los Angeles County Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Redding
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Shasta College
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Riverside
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Inland Empire Office
The Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is the regionís premier provider of business consulting and training services for the existing and aspiring business owner. The SBDC...View details

Sacramento
California Business Investment Services (CalBIS)
The California Business Investment Services Unit (CalBIS) has been established within the Employment Development Department. CalBIS serves as the State of California?s ?front door? for employers,...View details

Sacramento
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Sacramento Region
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Greater Sacramento Office
The SBDC works with existing and start-up business owners by providing counseling services and workshops on issues such as business basics, planning, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

San Diego
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

San Francisco
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center
Works to empower and increase the entrepreneurial capacities of socially and economically diverse people in the SF Bay Area. Contact: Janet Lees, Program Director...View details

San Francisco
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

San Francisco
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) San Francisco Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

San Francisco
Women's Initiative for Self Employment
The Women?s Initiative is a one-stop shop where high-potential, lower-income women receive training to start and grow their business. Services include business management training, technical...View details

San Jose
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

San Jose
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Silicon Valley Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

San Luis Obispo
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

San Luis Obispo
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) South Central Coast Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Santa Ana
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Santa Ana
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Orange County Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Santa Barbara
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Santa Maria
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Santa Rosa
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Santa Rosa
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Redwood Empire Office at Santa Rosa Junior College
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Sonora
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Stockton
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Stockton
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) San Joaquin Delta College Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Van Nuys
Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC)
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Yuba City
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Yuba College Office
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Statewide
California Department of Rehabilitation Services
Assists eligible individuals with disabilities to attain employment or self-employment, and self-sufficiency by providing a range of services including training, counseling and referrals to business...View details

Statewide
Small Business Administration (SBA) California District Office
Works to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation....View details

Statewide
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) California Network
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Nationwide
Accion USA
ACCION USA is a private, nonprofit organization that provides microloans, business training and other financial services to low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs who are unable to access bank...View details

Nationwide
Disability Resources, Inc
Works to promote and improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live, learn, love, work and play independently....View details

Nationwide
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
Serves as the a focal point for small businesses interested in doing business with the Department of Energy (DOE) and administers the Department's small business program by establishing goals,...View details

Nationwide
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE offers free, confidential small business advice for anyone looking to start, grow and succeed in business. With a national volunteer network of over 13,000 business mentors and 350 chapters,...View details

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