Resources for Small Businesses

Minority Business Development Archive coming soon!

National Minority Supplier Development Council Hosts Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C.

State Fund’s 3rd Annual Supplier Diversity Summit, April 6th

Cecil speaking to PG&E primes

Chamber Mixer for Pamela Isom

SIA Names Best Staffing Firms to Work For. Winners Honored at 26th Annual Executive Forum

South Coast Paper Expands to Include South Coast Advantage

Port Of Oakland – College Summer Internship

Port Of Oakland – AEA Scholarships

Port Of Oakland – Year in Review 2016 Executive Director’s Message

LLNL Supply Chain Management Department

Branding Minority-owned Business Wins New Contract at WRMSDC Expo

Port in the Community

One Economic Question That Could Decide the Next President

Mike Green Co-founder, ScaleUp Partners LLC; Consultant: Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems, Regional Competitiveness and Empowering Underrepresented Populations.

Legislative Hearing on Impact of Prop. 209 on Public Contracting for CA MBEs
Tim Lohrentz, author of the “Impact of Proposition 209 on California MWBEs” report, testified at an informational hearing held by the California State Assembly Committee on Judiciary.

Federal Business Opportunities
Enroll to receive opportunities from government agencies looking for buyers and vendors in your industry.

The U.S. Small Business Administration
Bulletin, Released January 2015: 5 Pillars of Business Success, Government Contracting, Guaranteeing Your Company’s Debt, HUBZone Online Training, Affordable Care Act Webinars.

Export.gov Helps American Companies Succeed Globally
Learn the benefits of exporting, using market research and trade leads from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service, SBA, and more.  Spot trends and plan your international sales strategies to succeed in today’s global marketplace.

Last Mile Manufacturing
A non-profit effort to reverse the effects of offshoring by assisting in the improvement of job availability and employment in the U.S.

Look up NAICS Codes for Free
Identify NAICS or SIC Codes that best match your line of business, view the U.S. directory, create targeted marketing lists, and more.

Recovery.gov
Information on the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board’s activities, and more, brought to you by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

SCMSDC’s MBE Health Insurance Program
California headquartered minority businesses can benefit from this insurance program.  Fill out an inquiry form.

SDB Self-Certification
The SBA offers a Small Disadvantaged Business Certification.  Find out if you qualify and if this certification is right for your business.
Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)
Discover 900 service sites nationwide and find a service that meets your local business needs.  Browse the SBA’s YouTube Channel.

The Business Consortium Fund, Inc. (BCF)
A non-profit business development program of NMSDC that supports organizations in their business financing (products, services, networking, etc.).  They also provide debt financing through their lending program.
The Department of General Services (DGS)
Find out if you’re qualified as a Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) by reading the DGS’s certification eligibility requirements.

The SBA’s Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS)
This database helps you find small businesses across the U.S. with multiple filtering options.

United States DOT SDB Utilization (OSDBU)
The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is responsible for ensuring that small businesses are treated fairly and have an opportunity to compete and be selected for a fair amount of the agency’s contracting and subcontracting dollars.

Vistage
Take advantage of the peer advisory membership programs and services offered by this organization.  Become a consultant or executive coach, or learn from some of the best.

Small Business Development

Develop your business from the inside out by utilizing resources and attending trainings with the following small business organizations/resource centers.

Resource 
Phone Number Website
 Alameda County SBDC
510-208-0410 www.acsbdc.org
 Central Coast SBDC
831-479-6136 www.centralcoastsbdc.org
 Contra Costa SBDC
925-602-6806 www.contracostasbdc.org
 East Bay SCORE
510-273-6611 www.eastbayscore.org
 Marin SBDC
707-826-3975 www.marinsbdc.org
 Mendocino SBDC
707-964-7571 www.mendosbdc.org
 Napa Valley SBDC
707-256-7250 www.napasbdc.org
 North Coast SBDC
707-445-9720 www.northcoastsbdc.org
 North Coast SCORE
707-571-8342 www.scorenorthcoastca.org
 San Francisco SBDC
415-937-7232 www.sfsbdc.org
 San Francisco SCORE
415-744-6827 www.sfscore.org
 San Mateo SBDC
415-458-7232 www.sanmateosbd
 Santa Cruz SCORE  
831-621-3735 www.santacruzscore.org
 Silicon Valley SBDC
408-351-3600 www.svsbdc.org
 Silicon Valley SCORE
408-453-6237 www.svscore.org
 Solano SBDC
707-864-3382 www.solanosbdc.org
 Sonoma SBDC
707-595-0060 www.sonomasbdc.org
 Yuba Community College District SBDC
707-263-0330 www.yubasbdc.org