State of California Business Resources
Secretary of State (SOS)
Business Programs Division
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The Business Programs Division of the Secretary of State’s Office
SOS Business Web Portal
The California Business Portal website was created by the partnership of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development and the State’s Information Technology Leadership Academy in an effort to help upcoming business entrepreneurs succeed. The website has business assistance, different incentives, registration, and permits.
About the Department of Industrial Relations
With the mission of improving working conditions, the Department of Industrial Relations strives to make advances in all areas including workers’ compensation and its battle with the underground economy. It provides information on various labor laws including information regarding overtime hours, minimum wage, workplace permits, paid sick leave, and other workplace related issues.
Labor Standards Enforcement
The State of California’s Department of Industrial Relations provides information regarding Labor Code statutes of all kinds and Industrial Welfare Commission orders to keep people up to date. There are a various number of filing claims and reports along with several licensing and registration forms.
Workplace Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA)
The Division of Occupational Safety and Health protects workers from health and safety hazards on the job in almost every workplace in California. This website informs employers and workers of what rights workers are entitled to and also of any permits and programs necessary for employers to implement to make sure that those standards are met.
The Division of Worker’s Compensation monitors the administration of workers’ compensation claims, and provides administrative and judicial services to assist in resolving disputes that arise in connection with claims for workers’ compensation benefits. This site contains information for injured workers, employers, claim administrators, attorneys, self-insured employers, and medical providers of which they should be aware.
Statistics and Research
The Office of Policy, Research, and Legislation’s site has various
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development’s site has up to date information available for businesses that want to stay or grow in California. It provides information regarding tax agreements that will be negotiated and approved using various sub-links on this site. There is also information from the committee’s meeting at hand along with documents of California’s Tax Credit Fiscal Year and various tax regulation guides.
State Infrastructure Bank
The Infrastructure State Revolving Fund Program provides financing to public agencies and non-profit organization for economic development projects with amounts ranging from $50,000 to $25,000,000 with loans up to 30 years. This site states the prerequisites and guidelines to be an eligible applicant to be funded for a project, among which are drainage, public transit, defense conversion, and power and communications facilities.
Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department
The State of California’s Employment Development Department’s website allows people to efficiently find a job, file and manage a claim, and find different EDD sources, and employer services.
Labor Market Info
The Labor Market Information Division is the official source for California Labor Market Information by providing information to help people understand California’s economy. Information on which jobs are in demand, what do jobs pay, and the number of workers that are unemployed, EDD will help you with your business questions by helping make smart decisions for your business.
Board of Equalization
State Board of Equalization
The California State Board of Equalization ensures that taxes are equally administered throughout the state. It provides services to make payments, file returns, and to receive forms for permits and licenses. Any questions about their programs or resources or about taxpayers’ rights can be answered by making contact through this site.
Franchise Tax Board
Franchise Tax Board
The State of California Franchise Tax Board helps individuals, businesses, and professionals file and pay for taxes in an easy and efficient manner. If there are any questions regarding the process this website is sure to answer them in their home page and for any more specific questions there is contact information available.
Small Business Resources
U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration has a list of tools available to help people run their own business. It counsels how to start up and market a beginning business, how to develop a business plan, how to handle finances, how to apply for government contracts, and much more.
Small Business Administration, Santa Ana District Office
The Santa Ana District Office provides people with resources to help start or grow a business in an area. The website has resources varying from news highlights, borrowing money, tax implications, economic indicators, and other financing information.
Inland Empire Small Business Development Center
Small Business Administration, Santa Ana District Office Training Calendar
The U.S. Small Business Administration has a calendar available containing training workshops in a radius up to 200 miles at any date. Every event on the calendar has immediate directions and a short summary as to what it pertains.
Inland Empire Small Business Development Center - Business Training Calendar
This site contains the training events calendar of the Inland Empire with the optional search engine allowing one to find the specific training needed immediately. It also provides a direct link to sign up for the training event and all the information regarding the program.
Employment Training Panel (ETP)
ETP is a cooperative business-labor program designed to retrain workers. Companies facing out-of-state or international competition who need to retrain current employees, and companies seeking to hire new workers or train eligible new-hires may apply for ETP training funds. If your firm is planning to retrain current employees, requisite is that you be conducting the training to prevent lay-offs, transforming your company into a high-performance workplace or diversifying your products or services.
Other Business Resources
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation insures bank deposits and thrift institutions for at least $250,000 by identifying, monitoring, and addressing risks to the deposit Insurance funds. The site provides services for one’s deposit insurance, consumer protection, industry analysis, regulations, asset sales, and other news and events.e
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco has many services including identifying counterfeit threats and monitoring the quality of the cash you use every day.
County of San Bernardino Workforce Development
This site created by the County of San Bernardino’s Department of
San Bernardino Economic Development Agency
The San Bernardino Economic Development Agency provides various
Inland Empire Resources
I.E. Inland Empire Economic Partnership
The Inland Empire Economic Partnership is an organization dedicated
Inland Empire Permit Assistance Center
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development’s website assists individuals in finding the permit information necessary for specific types of businesses using a simple sub search engine that will take you directly to contact information for the various agencies that issue the permits the business deems necessary.
Business Insurance provides information on different ways to make
Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute, an independent nonprofit organization,