Resources

The following business support organizations have the tools to help you understand and apply for a loan from the California Rebuilding Fund program.

Venturize is a free online resource hub for small business owners like you who need help accessing tools and resources to grow their businesses. Managed by nonprofit organization Small Business Majority, Venturize offers unbiased education and resources about small business loans, retirement and healthcare to empower entrepreneurs to make the best financial decisions for their business. We also help small businesses get connected to trusted local providers that can help their enterprises grow

CAMEO is California’s statewide micro-business network made up of over 300 organizations, agencies, and individuals dedicated to furthering Small Business development in California with small and micro-business financing such as loans and credit, technical assistance and business management training. CAMEO members serve very small businesses with free training, business and credit assistance and loans with the goal that all entrepreneurs have access to the resources they need to succeed, creating family economic mobility and community prosperity. Click here to connect with the right resource partner for you.

Do you have questions about things like finance, marketing, operations, sales, pivoting your business due to COVID, employee engagement, adding benefits, or challenges like reopening safely for workers and customers? Pacific Community Ventures’ BusinessAdvising.org platform connects small business owners like you with expert advisors who help you meet your challenges and seize new opportunities. Pacific Community Ventures put volunteerism to work for local communities by managing a national network of thousands of seasoned entrepreneurs, skilled professionals, and senior leaders from major banks, consulting firms, and bigger companies who want to use their hard-earned business knowhow to help small businesses. All advice is completely free and completely confidential. Companies working with PCV increase their annual revenue by 20% on average.

The California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Program is an extensive network of forty-five small business service centers leading the charge in providing the tools and guidance needed to help you realize your potential as an entrepreneur. The California SBDC is devoted to helping all industries and all levels of businesses with access to capital, human resources, marketing/social media, e-commerce, accounting, pivoting strategies, or any other business need.

Recently during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve assisted businesses in acquiring a variety of funding options, lease negotiations, pivoting strategies, cash flow management, and getting set up online for eCommerce. SBDC is your partner for success and thanks to State and Federal funding, it all comes at no cost to you.

Call or email the SBDCs for help at 833-ASK-SBDC or loans@asksbdc.com. Learn more about the California SBDC at https://www.californiasbdc.org.

California WBCs work to secure economic justice and entrepreneurial opportunities for women by supporting and sustaining a statewide network of 14 Women’s Business Centers (WBC). WBCs help women succeed in business by providing training, mentoring, business development, and financing opportunities to over 16,000 women entrepreneurs each year. http://californiawbc.org/