Resources for Businesses

George supports making it easier for small businesses to get access to capital. He supported the Small Business Jobs Act, which expanded access to Small Business Administration loans by increasing loan guarantees, provided tax incentives for investors to invest in small businesses, and created a State Small Business Credit Initiative to make it easier for states to support small business lending.

He has also pushed to make it easier for small businesses to registerwhen they are making initial public offerings by allowing more small businesses to use streamlined registration procedures that are simpler than the standard SEC requirements. President Obama recently backed this proposal under his American Jobs Act

George is also working to increase access for small businesses in the Bay Area to programs operated by the Commerce Department and the Export-Import Bank that are designed to increase Americans’ access to foreign markets.

Below are a number of resources to help businesses secure better financing for capital purchases, obtain world-class training and development programs, and open doors so small businesses can sell their products and services around the globe, as well as assisting small businesses secure affordable health insurance for themselves and their employees.

Small Business Resources:

Contra Costa Small Business Development Center 
300 Ellinwood Way #300
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
925-602-6840
 
Solano College Small Business Development Center
360 Campus Lane, Ste. 102
Fairfield, CA 94534
707-864-3382
 
Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board
4071 Port Chicago Highway, Suite 250
Concord, CA 94520
925-671-4500
 
City of Richmond Workforce Investment Board
330 25th St.
Richmond, CA 94804
510-307-8014
 
Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment
1465 Enea Circle, Ste. 900
Concord, CA 94520
925-603-2770
 
U.S. Small Business Administration
 
Oakland Export Assistance Center
1301 Clay Street, Suite 630 N
Oakland Federal Building - North Tower
Oakland, California 94612-5200
510-273-7350
 
Sacramento U.S. Export and Assistance Center
1410 Ethan Way
Sacramento, CA 95825, USA
916-566-7170
 
Contra Costa Economic Partnership
925-246-1880
 
California Employment Development Department
800-758-0398
 
Export-Import Bank of the United States
202-565-3946
 
U.S. General Services Administration
1275 First St. NE
Washington , DC 20417
855-672-8472
 
East Bay SCORE: “Counselors to America’s Small Business”
492 - 9th Street, Suite 350
Oakland, CA 94607
510-273-6611
 
California Department of General Services—Office of Small Business & Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services 
Department of General Services
Procurement Division
707 Third Street, 2nd Floor
West Sacramento, CA 95605
800.559.5529

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