Small Business Assistance for Southern California
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Let's Connect You to Assistance for Your Southern California Small Business
Our small business assistance directory can point you to the right resource for your Southern California business. All you need to do is insert your information, choose an organization, and connect to the resources you need. As easy as 1-2-3.
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Small Business Assistance Tool FAQ
How do I get help starting my new business using the Small Business Assistance Tool?
If you are starting a business, narrow your search in the Small Business Assistance Tool above by adding your information, and under ‘Area of Assistance’, choose ’Starting a Business’ and click the Refine Search button to find a service provider to help you with your questions.
Who will contact me when I fill out the form?
The service provider you choose in the Small Business Assistance Tool will be contacting you.
How much does it cost to use the services suggested by the tool?
The cost to use the services from the organizations listed will vary. For more information on an organization’s services and pricing, click the “Contact This Organization” on the business listing and fill out the form to reach out to them.
How long does it take for someone to return my request for help?
The timeframe of a response will vary from organization to organization. However, these are vetted contacts that are willing to work with you to further your business.
With COVID restrictions, how will I work with the individuals providing the help I need?
While COVID-19 restrictions are in place, most programs will interact with you by email, text, webinar, online meeting platforms, and telephone.
What if the program I contact can't help me?
You are welcome to use the business assistance tool as many times as you like to get the help you need. Many times, if one program staff can't help you, he or she will suggest others who can.
Can I promote my product or service on the business assistance tool?
The organizations listed in the business assistance tool are vetted nonprofits or government agencies that are well known in the region for their excellence in providing consistent small business development services. At this time, private businesses are not listed and the site does not accept advertising.