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 California Tax Service Center
If you are an individual taxpayer or a small business owner, new to California or dealing with some special circumstances, you will find the Tax Service Center helpful.
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Tax Information
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California Business Portal
This website provides a portal to a number of resources for starting, growing, financing, expanding or relocating a business in California.
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English
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California Centers for International Trade Development
California's Centers for International Trade Development (CITD) provide value-added assistance to help expand your business internationally. Free or low-cost services at 14 centers statewide.
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Business Training
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Business Development
California Department of General Services
The California Department of General Services' Web site provides information helps you understand how your firm can become a potential supplier to the State of California and how the State buys products and services.
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English
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916-376-5000
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Bid Notices
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Vendor Registration, Business Certification
California Economic Development Partnership (CEDP)
The California Economic Development Partnership was established as an interagency Cabinet team to coordinate all State government economic development activities. The Partnership brings together state resources in collaboration with regional and local economic development organizations and other resources to retain, expand and attract jobs in California.
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English
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916-327-9064
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Economic Development
California Unified Certification Program
The California Unified Certification Program (CUCP) certifies Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), i.e., minority and women-owned businesses, who want to participate in federally-funded transportation-related contracting opportunities.
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English
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1-866-810-6346
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MWBE Certification, DBE Certification
Department of Industrial Relations
The California Department of Industrial Relations handles labor law, workers' compensation hearings, and workplace and public safety issues.
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English
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415-703-5070
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Labor Statistics
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Safety Consulting, Workers Compensation
Northern California Minority Business Enterprise Center
The Minority Business Enterprise Center promotes Minority Business Enterprises' growth through services and strategic partnerships.
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English
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415-928-5910
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Bid Notices, Demographic Data
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Business Development, Counseling, MDBE Certification
Northern California Supplier Development Council
The Northern California Supplier Development Council's (NCSDC) mission is to facilitate access to contracting opportunities between certified MBEs and corporate/public purchasers. NCSDC provides MBE certification, networking opportunities, and access to corporate and MBE contacts.
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English
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Melissa Buss
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510-686-2555
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Bid Notices
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MBE Certification, Networking
SAFE-BIDCO
The State Assistance Fund For Enterprise, Business And Industrial Development Corporation (SAFE-BIDCO) offers a variety of solutions for your financial needs, including: Microloans - Energy Efficiency Loans - SBA Loans - Loan/Line of Credit Guarantees - and more.
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English
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707-577-8621
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Business Loans, Microloans
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Business Development
Secretary of State's Office
The largest portion of the Secretary of State's office, the Business Programs Division provides online resources and services to businesses, easily connecting people with electronic versions of important documents and handbooks, searchable lists of registered businesses, a step-by-step guide to starting a business, and assistance for international businesses.
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English
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916-657-5448
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Business Registration, Business Search
The California Chamber of Commerce
The CalChamber is a comprehensive business resource. From international trade guidelines to industry networking, we've got the information businesses need. Businesses up and down the state rely on our daily news updates, legislative analyses and educational forums.
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English
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916-444-6670
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Business Development, Advocacy, Networking
The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC)
The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce's (CHCC) primary goal is to represent the interest of over 425,000 Hispanic-owned businesses in the State of California.
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English
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916-444-2221
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Economic Development, Business Development, Advocacy
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