California Small Business Resources

Starting and running a small business requires resources. There are businesses, government groups, and nonprofits ready to help you.

We’ve compiled state and local resources and our own tools and guides to help you run a successful small business in California.

Use our California Small Business Resources guide to get started.

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Statewide Small Business Resources in California

These small business resources provide tools for funding, planning, and marketing to support your business’s growth and success.

California SBDC


The California SBDC offers comprehensive business advice, training, and access to capital, empowering California's small businesses to innovate, grow, and drive economic development.

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California SBA


The California SBA supports small businesses with funding opportunities, educational resources, and networking events, supporting innovation, job creation, and economic growth throughout California.

San Francisco SBA

Los Angeles SBA

Sacramento SBA

California GO-Biz


California GO-Biz provides small businesses with resources like permit assistance, economic development programs, and state incentives, fostering business growth and economic diversification in California.

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California Secretary of State


Find resources for starting and maintaining your business entity.

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California SOS Contact Information


Find online services and SOS divisions for questions and support for your California business.

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