Small Business Resources

Guide to Federal Healthcare Laws

The Health Law Guide for Business, tailored specifically for California’s business community, helps business owners navigate all 2,409 pages of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in one simple website.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Loan Guarantees

The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses through a number of financial programs.  While SBA itself does not make loans, it provides guarantees on loans from private and other lending institutions.  To learn more about applying for a guaranteed loan, please visit the SBA's website or contact your nearest district office

Small Business Education

The SBA also maintains a Small Business Learning Center website that provides training on a myriad of topics, including writing business plans, managing employees, operating franchises, and preparing for disasters.

Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)

SBDC assists prospective and existing small business owners in California to start, retain, or expand their businesses.  The Centers assist with business plans, marketing, finance questions, and other business issues.  To find your nearest center, click here

California Get Your Business Online

California Get Your Business Online is a Google-led program that provides small businesses the resources they need to succeed online. Websites are free for California businesses. Get started here:

Business Matchmaking

Business Matchmaking provides opportunities for small businesses to secure selling opportunities from government agencies and major corporations, both at key events and through an online network.  Business Matchmaking continues to be a free initiative for all small business participants.  Check here frequently to see when free events are in your area.

Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE)

SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed.  With 364 offices and 12,400 volunteer counselors nationwide, SCORE provides face-to-face mentoring as well as online counseling and workshops.  To find your nearest chapter, click here.

The Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Alliance

The DVBE Alliance proudly serves California's service-disabled veteran business owners through outreach and education.