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California Resources

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Resource NameDescription
Accion San DiegoCreating increased income and access to jobs for low-to-moderate income, self-employed men and women by providing small loans and business support services.
Advantage CDCA private, non-profit corporation, licensed and certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide low-cost, long-term SBA loans to assist eligible small businesses in California.
Board of Equalization (BOE)BOE collects California state sales and use tax, as well as fuel, alcohol, and tobacco taxes and fees that provide revenue for state government and essential funding for counties, cities, and special districts.
Business Investment Services UnitProvides no-fee, tailored site selection services to employers, corporate real estate executives, and site location consultants who are considering California for relocation and/or expansion.
CalGOLDTo assist you in finding the appropriate permitting information for your business, the CalGOLD database provides links and contact information that direct you to agencies that administer and issue business permits, licenses and registration requirements from all levels of government.
California Chambers of Commerce ListingsLinks to California chambers of commerce
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Office of Business & Economic Opportunity (OBEO)OBEO is dedicated to increasing the participation of small business (SB), disadvantaged business enterprise. (DBE), and disabled veteran business enterprises (DVBE) firms in both Federal and State contracting and procurement.
California Tax Service CenterA partnership of tax agencies includes Board of Equalization, Employment Development Department, Franchise Tax Board, and Internal Revenue Service. Joined together to streamline and improve taxpayer resources and educational programs.
CDC Small BusinessA non-profit organization committed to economic development. Providing access to more than $8 billion in loans to over 7,000 small businesses during the past 34 years.
County AgenciesInformation relating to city/county business licenses, fictitious business name requirements, zoning, building permits, etc., dependent on business entity activities.
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC)ABC administers the provisions of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act in a manner that fosters and protects the health, safety, welfare, and economic well being of the people. Providing Licensing, Enforcement Programs, Prevention and Education Programs, Trade Enforcement and Small Businesses Services.
Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)DCA protects and serves California consumers while ensuring a competent and fair marketplace. DCA helps consumers learn how to protect themselves from unscrupulous and unqualified individuals. The Department also protects professionals from unfair competition by unlicensed practitioners.
Department of Corporations (DOC)The Department provides protections to consumers, and services to businesses, engaged in financial transactions. DOC license and regulate a variety of businesses, including securities brokers and dealers, investment advisers and financial planners, and certain fiduciaries and lenders. The Department regulates the offer and sale of securities, franchises and off-exchange commodities.
Department of Financial InstitutionsInformation relating to credit unions, industrial loan companies, banks, savings and loan associations or savings banks.
Department of General ServicesFiscal Services, Insurance & Risk Management, Legal Services, Travel and Budget & Planning.
Department of Industrial Relations (DIR)Improving working conditions for California's wage earners, and to advance opportunities for profitable employment in California. Responsibilities include Labor Law, Worker's Comp, Cal/OSHA, Apprenticeship, Statistics and Research, Mediation, Boards and Media.
Department of Insurance (DOI)DOI is responsible for enforcing many of the insurance-related laws of the state. Protecting insurance consumers by regulating the industry's practices and encouraging a healthy marketplace, which is one of the largest in the world.
Department of JusticeServices by the Attorney General - Serving as counselor to the legislature and state agencies and also as the "People's Lawyer" for all citizens.
Enterprise Funding CorporationA non-profit corporation to assist businesses in the Inland Empire. Enhancing economic development efforts through funding loans for companies that will increase employment and revitalize business districts, as well as promote the quality of life.
Franchise Tax Board (FTB)File, pay, online services, withholdings, notices and collections. FTB exchanges data with participating cities. City data helps to identify self-employed individuals who are not filing required individual and business entity income tax returns, and state tax data helps cities identify businesses that may have a local business tax filing requirements.