Best Small Business Resources in the Irvine Area

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Starting a business is a life-changing experience. California has dozens of great resources to help entrepreneurs get started. Our team researched and vetted organizations in the Irvine area and compiled our list of recommended resources in this article.

You can also read our guide to starting a business in California.

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Eureka Building

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Business Planning
  • Coworking
  • Networking

Description

Eureka Building offers coworking space, regular meetups with other entrepreneurs, and plenty of events such as the annual Eurekafest. Some of its events are more targeted to the tech industry, but all business owners are welcome to rent coworking space and attend events.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1621 Alton Pkwy.
Irvine, CA 92606
949-220-6500
info@eurekabuilding.com


EvoNexus

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Financial
  • Product Development

Description

This technology incubator offers mentoring, interns, marketing assistance, workspace, workshops, and much more. It can also help you find funding and manage financial planning. 

Restrictions

EvoNexus is for tech businesses only. 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

5151 California Avenue, Suite 150
Irvine, CA 92617
888-926-3987


Irvine SCORE

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Description

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is a leading, nation-wide organization that has assisted millions of entrepreneurs over its 50+ years of operation. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA that offers access to a network of experienced business leaders who donate time to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners. They also host free or inexpensive workshops online and at 300 local chapters around the United States. Mentoring can be conducted either in person or remotely and is always free and confidential, no matter how often you take advantage of this service.


OCTANe

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Business Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Product Development
  • Networking

Description

OCTANe hosts talks and seminars as well as longer workshops that span several days. These include networking events, technology forums, and more. OCTANe also helps entrepreneurs find funding and refine their business plans. 

Restrictions

OCTANe is primarily geared towards businesses in the tech and biomedical industries. 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

65 Enterprise
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
949-330-6564
teresa@octaneoc.org