Business Resources | California Sources California Office of Small Business California Trade & Commerce Agency 801 K Street, Suite 1700, Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 324.1295

Office of Small Business (916) 322.5790
Small Business Help Line (916) 327.4357 or (800) 303.6600
Office of Business Development (916) 322.3520
Office of Permit Assistance (800) 353.2672
Small Business Loan Guarantee Program (916) 324.1295
Business Finance Office (916) 324.1295
California Office of Export Finance 562.499.6014
Office of Small & Minority Business . (916) 322.5060
Division of Procurement (916) 445.2500
Rural Economic Development Infrastructure Program (916) 322.1493


Business Resources | California Women's Sources Office of Small and Minority Business (916) 322.5060
Minority Women-Owned Business Certification (916) 654.4576
Women's Business Assistance Center (626) 401-1190

WEST Company, Ukiah Office 367 North State Street, Suite 201 Center Ukiah, CA 95482 (707) 468.3553
Women's Enterprise Development Corporation 235 East Broadway, Suite 506 Long Beach, CA 90802 562.983.3747
WEST Company, Fort Bragg Office 306 East Redwood Avenue, Suite 2 Fort Bragg, CA 95437 (707) 964.7571
Women's Initiative for Self Employment

450 Mission Street, Suite 402 San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 247.9473
Spanish site, 1398 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 826.5090
Oakland site, 1611 Telegraph Ave, Suite 702 Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 451.3415

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center 275 Fifth Street San Francisco, CA 94103-4120 (415) 541.8580

SBA Women's Business Ownership Reps. Glendale 818.552.3334
Fresno 559.487.5791
San Francisco (415) 744.8491
San Diego 619.557.7250
Sacramento (916) 498.6439
Santa Ana 714.550.7420x3107

Women's Technology Cluster (Incubator) (415) 247.7760

Business Resources | Chambers of Commerce The National Black Chamber of Commerce 1350 Connecticut Ave. NW Suite 825, Washington, DC 20036202 (202) 466.6888 or visit their web site
The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) is the largest trade association in the U.S. that specializes in issues of economics and entrepreneurship in the African - American community.
California Black Chamber of Commerce 9851 Horn Road, Suite 160, Sacramento, CA 95827 (916) 354.2400
California Chamber of Commerce 1215 K Street, 14th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814 P.O. Box 1736, Sacramento, CA 95812 (916) 444.6670 You can visit their web site
San Francisco Black Chamber of Commerce 150 Post Street, Suite 440, San Francisco, CA 94108 (415) 298.8818
Oakland 5 East Bay Counties Black Chamber of Commerce (510) 444.5741
Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce |
Business Resources | Federal, State and Local The Regulatory Flexibility Act and the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act

Starting a Small Business

Introduction, Getting Started, Types of Business Organizations, Business Plan Outline, Concluding Statement U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development 451 7th Street S.W., Washington, DC 20410 Call (202) 708.1112/TTY: (202) 708.1455 or

Oakland Metropolitan | Business Assistance Business Assistance
Financial Incentives
Business Loans
Commerical District Incentives
Forty Plus Of Northern California
International Trade
Oakland Metropolitan | Business Development Business Incubators
National Center For Employee Ownership
Recycling Market Development
Sustainable Development
Workforce Development
Oakland Metropolitan | Economic Development Alameda County -- Economic Development Alliance for Business
EDAB enhances the competitive economic position of the County by focusing on business investment and retention, regulatory coordination, networking, science and technology.

Association of Bay Area Governments
Regional planning agencyworking in areas such as land use, housing, environmental quality, and economic development.

Brownfields Programs
East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation
National Community Building Network

Oakland Metropolitan | General Business Resources Eastmont Computing Center
East Meets West Foundation
Merritt Community Capital Corporation
Women's Initiative For Self Employment
Unity Council: A Latino Community Development
Organizations Bay Area Economic Forum
The Forum fosters an outstanding environment in the region for a competitive economy to thrive and enhances the overall quality of life in the nine-county Bay Area.

Black Wall Street Merchants Association
Black Wall Street District Oakland. Northern California's premiere African American spiritual, arts and commerce district.

East Bay Venture Forum
EBVF facilitates access to economic, educational and human capital to promote and enhance the success of emerging growth companies in the East Bay.

Manufacturing Excellence
Manufacturing specialists provide affordable consulting services.

Oakland Convention Visitors Bureau
The OCVB markets Oakland as a convention and leisure travel destination.

Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber is a membership organization that promotes commerce and industry.

Oakland Association Of Realtors
California Assoc.For Microenterprise Opportunity
Oakland Private Industry Council
People's Community Partnership
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1555
Associated Roofing Contractors

Office of HUD Utilization
Introduction to
General Information About HUD Contracting
Small Business Programs
Information About HUD Contracting
Contracting Opportunities Generated by HUD Grantees
Minority Bank Deposit Program HUD Acquisition Regulation (HUDAR)
HUD Contracting Home Page
HUD Contracting Opportunities
HUD's FY 2001 Procurement Forecast


Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Federal Agency Offices Of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
PRO-NET (from SBA)
VetBiz - Center for Veterans Enterprise
Business Resources | Women's Business Resources Office of Women's Business Ownership Call (202) 205.6673 or
The Office of Women's Business Ownership has over 80 centers nationwide and advocates for the interests of women business owners. They also provide all women business owners (current and potential) access to varying services including access to capital, technical, financial and management information, and more.

Women's Business Centers Program
This program provides long-term training, counseling, networking, and mentoring to all types of women entrepreneurs and women interested in going into business.The Online Women's Business Center is available at http:/

Women's Network for Entrepreneurial Training
The Network matches successful entrepreneurial women, as mentors, with women business owners, as protégés, to pilot them through the process of achieving success in business.

Offices of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)
OSDBUs are responsible for ensuring that an equitable share of their agencies contracts and subcontracts are awarded to small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, and women-owned businesses.

National Women's Business Council 409 Third Street, SW, Suite 210 Washington, DC 20416 Call (202) 205.3850 or