Business Start-Up
Small Business Support
Agency / Phone Programs and Services
Yuba College Small Business Development Center
(530) 822-0140
The Small Business Development Center provides services to help small businesses. Services offered:
  • Business Planning
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Loan Package Facilitation
  • Marketing and Sales Planning
  • Cost Projections
  • Revenue Projections
  • E-Business Planning
  • Permit and License Assistance
  • Accounting
  • Tax Planning
  • Government Procurement
Yuba Community College District
(530) 741-6700
In today's highly competitive, knowledge-based economy, the most successful firms are those giving priority to building learning capacity. The college district is an active partner with area businesses and industries to expand the knowledge base for increased competitiveness and an improved quality of life for all residents. Through its economic and workforce development programs, the college district delivers proven instructional services that yield workforce improvements:
  • On-site custom training - Target Training for Business Prosperity
  • Workshops, Seminars, and Classes for credit or not-for-credit
  • Coaches, instructors and facilitators with practical, current real world skills and knowledge
  • Measurable outcomes with employee self-reliance
  • On-site flexible training schedule
Yuba Sutter Economic Development Corporation Yuba Sutter EDC business assistance include:
  • Business Expansion and Retention Program (BEAR)
  • Yuba-Sutter Business Consortium - The Consortium consists of ten agencies that have collaborated to provide resources, information and training to assist each and every existing and new business, maximize its ability to increase profitability, expand its facilities and operations, hire more employees and lead dynamic economic growth for the Yuba-Sutter region.
  • AB93 & SB90 - New California Incentives: AB93 & SB90 reshape and strengthen the state's economic development tax programs to bolster California's business environment and put Californians back to work.
Buzgate.org Global resource network for small business
Cal Jobs California Employment Development Dept. website:
  • Recruitment Services Post job openings, find qualified candidates, and access a wide variety of information designed to help a business succeed.
  • Education Services Find a suitable training or educational program, as well as information on training providers and schools.
  • Labor Market Services Access information about labor market trends, statistics, and economic and demographic data.
  • Human Resources Info Information on HR-related topics, such as news, trends, employee policies, and problem resolution.
  • EEO Info Information on topics such as diversity, affirmative action, disabled workers, and other equal employment opportunity issues
  • Labor Relations Information on labor relations and legal issues, including area statutes, federal workforce laws and labor policies.
  • Employer Incentives Find out if you qualify for local, state or federal tax incentives, like the Welfare to Work and Work Opportunity tax credits.
California Business Portal Business start-up guide, link to forms, etc.
California Chamber of Commerce
  • Government Relations working in tandem with business leaders throughout the state to promote policies providing greater certainty for employers.
  • Political Action Network a targeted political action network. Our nonpartisan pro-business leadership fund helps elect pro-jobs legislators.
  • Statewide Initiative Campaigns taking the lead on statewide initiative campaigns to fight for a strong jobs climate.
  • Legal Affairs will go to the courts when needed on behalf of California employers and the economy.
  • Publications for sale include annual benefits survey, and employee handbook.
California Secretary of State Business Portal Corporate structure and forms.
California Small Business Association Export helpline available to members, insurance and retirement plans, business advocacy in state and federal government. CSBA services include:
  • Advocates views of small business to government officials – legislature, administration
  • Communicates information to members regarding government programs in existence to assist small business
  • Supports election campaigns of selected candidates
  • Seeks appointments representation of small business owners on government commissions, boards panels, etc.
Center for Economic Development & Northeastern California Small Business Development Center The Center for Economic Development (CED) offers the following applied research and technical assistance services that work together to provide high-value, actionable products and information:
Connectory The Connectory® Network is a nationwide, Web-Based Buyer-Supplier Network that provides:
  • A unique way to connect with companies and other assets by understanding their capabilities
  • Powerful means for government, large company, and institutional buyers to identify sources of products, services, technologies, capabilities, and capacities
  • Detailed capabilities and capacities for companies at every level of the supply chain
  • Focus on manufacturing/technology companies and their supplier chain including wholesalers/logistics, technical services, construction, agribusiness, and mining
  • Showcase for tens of thousands of US companies at NO COST
  • Geocoding and interactive mapping feature for locating assets/resources
MANEX: The Corporation for Manufacturing Excellence Manex provides a broad array of proven advisory and implementation solutions exclusively to manufacturers, distributors, and their supply chains. We deliver high-impact solutions in four key areas - strategy, people, process and performance - to help you quickly achieve cost efficiencies and increased profits:
  • Strategy - Identify and create new sources of value and growth in your enterprise.
  • People - Enhance the skills and knowledge of your workforce with innovative training and development programs.
  • Process - With our holistic approach, pinpoint high-impact process improvements and streamline operations to quickly achieve cost efficiencies and increased profits.
LinkedIn.com Business networking and job recruitment website providing:
  • Online Professional Network
  • Job Opportunities
  • People Search
  • Company Search
  • Advertising
  • Group Collaboration
Ryze Business Networking
  • Business networking and job recruitment website
  • Members get a free networking-oriented home page and can send messages to other members.
  • They can also join special Networks related to their industry, interests or location.
U.S. Small Business Administration The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses including:
  • Business start-up kit
  • Online courses
  • Small business start-up and managing assistance
  • Small business local programs and assistance
  • Research grants for small business
  • Venture capital assistance
  • Online business analysis
Source: Yuba College SBDC (www.yubasbdc.org), Yuba Community College District (www.yccd.edu), Buzgate (www.buzgate.org/ca), Cal Jobs (www.caljobs.ca.gov), Governor's Office of Economic Development, CalBIS (www.business.ca.gov), California Chamber of Commerce (www.calchamber.com), California Secretary of State (www.sos.ca.gov), California Small Business Association (www.csba.com), Center for Economic Development & Northeastern California SBDC (www.cedcal.com), Connectory (www.connectory.com), MANEX Consulting (www.manexconsulting.com), LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com), Ryze Business Networking (www.ryze.com), US Small Business Administration (www.sba.gov/offices/district/ca/citrus-heights) (Dec 2015)


Entrepreneur / Innovation
Association / Organization Description
California State University, Sacramento
Center for Small Business
The CSB offers free technical management assistance in all areas of business other than taxation, law, and loan packaging, to small for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. The services are provided by juniors, seniors, and graduate students under faculty supervision. These students are assigned to work with clients of the CSB as part of their coursework in various classes offered by the College of Business Administration. Services are provided compliments of CSUS and many of the financial institutions of the local area. Type of Assistance:
  • Marketing/Sales
  • Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • Production and Operating Systems Management
  • Overall Business Plan
Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA) Startup resources, mentoring, funding, networking for development-stage technology companies. SARTA Programs:
  • http://www.sarta.org/agstart/Agstart.htmlAgStart is SARTA’s newest industry-cluster-focused program, promoting innovative sustainable agricultural technology and supporting companies that are bringing those products to market
  • CleanStart is an initiative of SARTA designed to accelerate the development of clean technology ventures within the greater Sacramento region
  • MedStart strives to build a thriving bioscience industry in our region and its mission is to catalyze that growth
  • TechStart supports companies in areas like mobile apps, video games, social networks, software platforms, tech hardware & equipment, IT services & consulting, between others.
  • Leadership Series - SARTA is committed to engaging members and the regional tech community in quality educational programming
  • http://www.sarta.org/venturestart/VentureStart prepares high growth/high technology entrepreneurs and early stage companies in the Sacramento region to be investor-ready for Angel and VC financing by providing free, comprehensive, and expert mentorship
  • SARTA’s by-invitation peer-to-peer networking groups supporting confidential discussions among C-level technology executives.
  • A regional industry/university technology center that will serve as a catalyst to accelerate the growth of developing technology companies
TechCoire Provides information, investment, and networking opportunities to Sacramento-area technology entrepreneurs and executives.
University of California, Davis Extension
Continuing Ed & Professional Education
Entrepreneurship is a vital part of modern business. Entrepreneurial skills are critical for starting or growing a small business.US Davis offers entrepreneurial academies. Each academy is taught by investors, entrepreneurs, university faculty, and industry experts who serve as mentors and guest speakers. You’ll gain the knowledge and networks needed to develop the commercial potential of your research or idea.
Source: California State University, Sacramento, Center for Small Business (www.cbaweb.cba.csus.edu/csb), Grow California (www.grow-california.com), Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (www.sarta.org), TechCoire (www.techcoire.com), University of California, Davis (http://gsm.ucdavis.edu/entrepreneurship-academies) (Dec 2015)