Small Business Resources

Business Environmental Resource Center (BERC)
BERC is a one-stop, non-regulatory permit assistance center to help Sacramento County businesses understand and comply with federal, state, and local environmental regulations.

California Capital Financial Development
California Capital administers and facilitates a variety of programs and products promoting small business development and growth, including loan guarantee programs, loans, bilingual business success forums, a financial education program and an entrepreneurial academy taught in multiple languages.

California State University Sacramento -Center for Small Business (CSB)
The CSB offers free technical management assistance in all areas of business other than taxation, law, and loan packaging, to small for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

Economic & Workforce Development
The Business & Entrepreneurship Center (BEC) Program is a network of Community College professionals working in strategic partnerships with businesses, industry and community organizations to identify and meet California's economic development needs in the areas of business improvements and entrepreneurship training. Specific attention is given to providing small business assistance and encouraging youth entrepreneurship.

Economic Development Department
Employers can manage payroll tax accounts, file reports, make tax payments, register businesses, and more through the Economic Development Department.

Greater Sacramento Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Direct and personalized business mentoring is provided to entrepreneurs through one-on-one professional consulting, training and technical assistance in all aspects of small business management. 

Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)
GO-Biz is California’s single point of contact for economic development and job creation efforts. GO-Biz offers a range of services to business owners including: attraction, retention and expansion services, site selection, permit streamlining, clearing of regulatory hurdles, small business assistance, international trade development, assistance with state government, and much more. 

Sacramento Employee and Training Agency (SETA)
SETA has been an effective force in connecting people to jobs, business owners to quality employees, education and nutrition to children, assistance to refugees, and hope to many Sacramento area residents.

Safe-BIDCO helps small business owners secure financing for their business through loan guarantees, direct loans, mentoring programs, and other services.

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
Score is an association of working and retired executives and business owners who donate their time and expertise as volunteer business counselors to provide confidential counseling and mentoring free of charge. Additionally, SCORE provides training and resource materials for businesses throughout Sacramento and the surrounding region.

Small Business Administration (SBA)
SBA offers information on small business loans, grants, bonds and other financial assistance.