State of California Business Resources
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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
With the mission of improving working
Labor Standards Enforcements
The State of California’s Department of Industrial Relations provides
Workplace Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA)
The Division of Occupational Safety and Health protects workers from
The Division of Worker’s Compensation monitors the administration of
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
State Infrastructure Bank
The Infrastructure State Revolving Fund Program provides financing to
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
The Inland Empire Small Business Development Center website specializes in services in start-up assistance, business structure and planning, marketing, and financial flow management. The site also has information on more workshops and educational training and more consulting in financing, marketing, and strategic planning for up and coming businesses.
SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. It’s supported by the U.S. Small business Administration. The website has free business tools, templates, tips, local business workshops, webinars, and free confidential business counseling.
Inland Empire SCORE
Inland Empire SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration that provides a full range of business counseling services as well as array of in-person and online workshops covering a wide range of topics including tools to assist entrepreneurs in navigating their way to small business success. Through the site individuals can sign up for counseling in a location in their local are or for an online workshop.
The Inland Empire Women’s Business Center
The Inland Empire Women’s Business Center helps start ups and growing businesses with their interactive workshops ranging from introductory to advanced subjects. The website provides individuals with contact information, allows one to make a counseling appointment, and gives information for upcoming workshops and sessions to sign up for.
Small Business Finance
CDC helps small businesses expand and create jobs by offering an array of loan programs. They provide an estimate of the type of loan you may receive, define the qualification criteria, and assist with pre-qualification to loan closing.
MicroEnterprise Collaborative of Inland Southern California
In collaboration with AmPac Tri-State CDC, MicroEnterprise Collaborative of Inland Southern California (MECISC) provides small businesses with small loans to create new and better jobs that provide good wage, benefits, a stable schedule, safe working environment, and other qualities. The Collaborative also helps small business owners find resources and access to capital they need by endorsing public policy that supports Micro-Business funding.
AmPac Tri-State CDC
AmPac is a certified lender of the Small Business Administration. The SBA Certified Development Company provides up to 90% SBA 504 financing to refinance conventional for equipment and real estate. A qualified business may pull out up to 75% cash.
Accion core product is small business microloans ranging from $500 to $50,000, with a current loan average of $10,000. Loan consultants work with business borrowers one-on-one to assess their credit and business viability for loan approval. Offices are located in Riverside and Ontario.
Micro-loans, Opportunity Fund
The Opportunity fund is California’s leading microloan program, approving a microloan about five times a day producing large results like increased income and new jobs.
Small Business Banker, Bank of America
Bank of America provides people with the opportunity to open a small business checking account that will reward businesses by simplifying the process while giving these business owners the ability to improve their credit score and grow their business.
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.
Chaffey College Business Training
The Chaffey College Workforce Training Institute offers various office training including programs in
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
Business Insurance provides information on different ways to make
Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute, an independent nonprofit organization,