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An easy one-stop platform for businesses to access services to help them grow and hire. This resource can help businesses look for available government funding based on location.
California Business Portal
The California Business Portal provides information on different financial opportunities available throughout California, including small business loans, and export financing. The portal also provides features such as a permit assistance tool and business navigator to find custom information for your business.
California Department of Finance
View demographic and economic research.
California Labor and Workforce Development Agency
The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency seeks to improve access to employment and training programs, and to ensure that California businesses and workers have a level playing field in which to compete and prosper.
California State Board of Equalization
California's State Board of Equalization (BOE) collects taxes and fees that provide approximately 34 percent of the annual revenue for state government and essential funding for counties, cities, and special districts. The BOE administers the state's sales and use, fuel, alcohol, tobacco, and other taxes and collects fees that fund specific state programs. More than one million businesses are registered with the agency. In addition to administering key revenue programs, the BOE plays a significant role in California property tax assessment and administration. It also acts as the appellate body for corporate franchise and personal income tax appeals.
Employment Development Department (EDD)
The Employment Development Department (EDD) is one of the largest state departments with employees at hundreds of service locations throughout the state. For more than 70 years, EDD has connected millions of job seekers and employers in an effort to build the economy of the Golden State.
Go-BIZ offers services such as attraction, retention and expansion services, site selection, permit streamlining, etc.
Orange County Business Council
The Orange County Business Council (OCBC) leads an advocacy program for business interests focusing on four core initiatives: infrastructures; workforce development; workforce housing; and economic development.
Orange County One-Stop Centers
The Orange County One-Stop Centers provide comprehensive employment and training services for employers and prospective workers. This organization provides resources for recruitment, outplacement, labor market trends, training and development.
Orange County Workforce Investment Board
In partnership with the Orange County Board of Supervisors, the OCWIB oversees Orange County's workforce development activities and establishes programs in response to the workforce needs of Orange County.
Public Law Center
View the pro-bono law firm that provides free legal services to low-income residents and non-profits in Orange County.
Services Corporation of Retired Executives (SCORE)
Services Corporation of Retired Executives (SCORE) is a non-profit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs through workshops and mentoring sessions. Small business owners receive advice from volunteer executives and entrepreneurs. The City of La Habra currently hosts FREE workshops and mentoring sessions. View more information.
- Various locations throughout Orange County and some parts of Los Angeles County
Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) ToolKit
Platform that helps entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises to learn and implement sustainable business management practices and increase productivity, efficiency and capacity, as well improve their access to finance and new markets. View more information.
Small Business Administration (SBA)
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is a federal economic development agency that provides programs to assist small businesses with loans. SBA sponsors other organizations to assist small businesses, such as the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a partnership with educational institutions, such as junior colleges or universities, or the private sector. SBDC provides consulting services to assist businesses get started, develop and expand. The services are either free or low cost.
Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas)
On February 27, 2023, SoCalGas announced $10 million in shareholder funding to help customers with bill assistance and to bolster community resources for those who may be struggling financially.
The company committed $5 million in shareholder funding to the Gas Assistance Fund, a program administered by the United Way that provides income-qualified customers with one-time grants to help pay their natural gas bills. The contribution is the largest in the fund’s 40-year history and will help the United Way expand access to the program to thousands of additional Southern Californians this winter.
In addition, SoCalGas will contribute $1 million in aid from its donor advised fund to small restaurant owners through the Restaurants Care Resilience Fund, a fund that was started in 2021 to help small restaurants with improvements, upgrades, employee retention and to manage debt, losses and rising costs.
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