Business Resources & Programs

Janice Salais
Assistant Director

1823 14th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

(916) 324-0449
FAX (916) 324-1949
TTY 711

Small Business Advocate

DBE Certification Assistance (916) 324-1700



Business Resource Links


The G0vernor's Office of Economic Development (Go-Biz)

This office is a one-stop shop, whether you’re starting a business, looking to expand, or wondering about a particular policy or procedure, we have answers. Contact one of our business specialists to get the help you need. Please visit the Go-Biz website for detailed information and assistance:



US Small Business Administration (SBA)

Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. SBA provides assistances primarily through its four programmatic functions.  For more information about the SBA Certification, Training, Counseling, Loan and Grant Opportunities visit the website below:



Office of Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)

The Office of Small Business Development Centers' mission is to provide management assistance to current and prospective small business owners. SBDCs offer one-stop assistance to individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations. The program is a cooperative effort of the private sector, the educational community and federal, state and local governments and is an integral component of Entrepreneurial Development's network of training and counseling services.  For more information about this office and to find an office near you visit the website below: