The Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Network provides free one-on-one business advice, low-cost training and technical assistance in all aspects of small business management. In 2011, the Network assisted more than 9,000 small businesses, through 8 locations and over 30 satellite offices in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.
Founded in 1922, Chamber of Commerce Mountain View is a Silicon Valley-based public benefit corporation dedicated to enhancing the economic viability of the community. Funded by its membership of over 500 organizations and businesses, the Chamber serves as the collective voice of local business and industry. Through progressive leadership, our organization offers programs and services that support members, and in turn, support the community.
The City of Mountain View's mission is to provide quality services and facilities that meet the needs of a caring and diverse community in a financially responsible manner. While Mountain View is keeping pace with new ideas and innovations, the City is also committed to the traditional values of strong neighborhoods and citizen involvement. The City of Mountain View partners with its citizens to provide a balanced community lifestyle with award winning community programs, library services, parks and recreational facilities and state-of-the-art buildings.
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business in the region, helping its members collaborate and grow. The Chamber represents 650,000+ employees in small, medium and large-sized companies from more than 35 industry sectors. Members attend signature events, participate in leadership programs and receive referrals and introductions to member companies.
The Los Angeles County Business Federation mobilizes the collective and cooperative voice of existing advocacy organizations, trade groups and economic development organizations. The Federation advocates for tens of thousands of businesses across every corner of Los Angeles County on business and policy issues that affect the economic vitality and quality of life.
The California division of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) promotes and protects the right of members to own, operate and grow their businesses. NFIB gives members access to many business products and services at discounted costs. The Federation also provides timely information designed to help small businesses succeed.
The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce advocates and represents business interests and community issues. The Chamber provides an environment for members to prosper and succeed through a proactive working partnership with all levels of government and community organizations to achieve a healthy local economy and desirable quality of life.
The LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce seeks to be a strong voice for the business community, to collaborate with government to solve problems, to work with the community to address quality of life issues and to connect businesses with each other. The Chamber offers member services, educational programs, strategic partnerships, community outreach and legislative advocacy.
The Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC) advocates and promotes the economic growth and development of African American businesses by focusing on the development of business opportunities, business alliances and legislative advocacy. GLAAACC also provides referrals, seminars, programs and networking events for small businesses.
The California Asian Chamber of Commerce (CAPCC) seeks to grow and empower the Asian Pacific Islander (API) business community. The Chamber represents the interests of almost 400,000 API-owned businesses in the State of California. Through education and opportunity, the Chamber provides these businesses with the tools necessary for success.
Through a grant from the Small Business Administration (SBA) and other regional partners the Northeastern California Small Business Development Center (NEC SBDC) is a leading economic development network recognized for excellence in service to the small business community. Our mission is to create strong regional economies by supporting small businesses. Our offices provide pre-paid consulting and low or no-cost training to small businesses in 23 Northeastern California counties.
The Latin Business Association (LBA) works to build economic wealth and opportunity by providing innovative programs and services that enhance the success, growth and advancement of Latino businesses. For 35 years, the LBA has served as the unifying voice for Hispanic business owners and the community at large.
The Bakersfield Downtown Business Association (DBA) serves as the advocate and promoter of business and economic interests for the downtown area. The DBA’s vision is to be the leader in making downtown Bakersfield a destination for shoppers, diners and residents. Members come from diverse backgrounds and represent all areas of business interests.
The Downtown Sacramento Partnership (DSP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the improvement of Sacramento’s central business district. The DSP provides a unified voice for the 176 property owners and 400+ businesses located within the district. The Partnership advances Downtown as a vibrant business, cultural and entertainment destination through private-public collaboration.
The Asian Business Association provides Asian Americans access to economic advancement through networking, education and community representation. The Association educates members and supports programs offered by corporations and public agencies. It also informs members about existing and proposed public programs that may have an impact on Asian businesses.
The Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce works to address California’s changing population, its economy and the impact each has on the local Hispanic community. The Chamber focuses on educational and economic opportunities, while promoting business, industry, commerce and culture within the Sacramento community for all minority groups.
The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce provides leadership, education and advocacy for business professionals. The Chamber serves as a leader in creating community consensus to support local, regional and international business. The state university, local community college and numerous technical training institutes provide educational resources for Chamber members.
The Midtown Business Association (MBA) promotes and protects the businesses in Midtown Sacramento. The Association strives to provide artists, businesses, entertainment venues and residents with a space to prosper and flourish as a Midtown community. MBA’s programs include public service, advocacy, marketing and public events.
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Orange County is a nonprofit corporation with a membership that includes small and mid-sized businesses, public and private entities and large corporations. The Chamber supports the development of these businesses by providing opportunities for networking, legislative advocacy and training programs.
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GOBiz) serves as California’s single point of contact for economic development and job creation, offering a range of services including small business assistance. Each year, 95 percent of the +3500 assistance inquiries GO-Biz receives are from small businesses.
The USHCC is an organization aimed at developing a business network that provides the Hispanic community with cohesion and strength. Through its network of local Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and Hispanic business organizations, the USHCC effectively communicates the needs and potential of Hispanic enterprise to the public and private sector.
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses. SCORE’s 13,000+ volunteers work closely with entrepreneurs to help them get the information they need, absolutely free. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration and has been mentoring entrepreneurs for more than forty years.
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