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Consumers may contact the following entities if interested in starting or improving their own businesses. To form a corporation, a consumer must contact the California Secretary of State for incorporation information.


Federal funds for minority and women businesses:

Department of Transportation CALTRANS
Division of Procurement and Contracts
1727 30th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(866) 810-6346 (toll-free)
(916) 324-1700

Information regarding certification of small businesses, or businesses owned by disabled veterans:

Department of General Services
Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise and Small Business Certification Program
707 3rd Street, 1st Floor - Room 400
West Sacramento, CA 95605
(916) 375-4940
(916) 375-4950

Applicant screening, federal and state job tax credits, tax ID numbers:

Employment Development Department
800 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-0707

Promotes small business in California; provides technical assistance, loans, proposals, provides referrals to development centers for small business, plus general information:

California Labor & Workforce Development Agency
800 Capitol Mall, MIC-55
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-9900

California's network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) links federal, state, educational and private resources designed for small business in the local community. The SBDCs provide one-stop access to free business counseling, planning, marketing, and training programs:

Commerce & Economic Development Program


Business (start-up) counseling, publications, various forms of financial assistance, counseling, training, services and local assistance, for minorities, veterans, women business ownership, and procurement assistance:

US Small Business Administration
409 3rd Street SW
Washington, DC 20416
(800) 827-5722
(704) 344-6640

Small Business Administration - District Field Offices:

(916) 735-1700

San Francisco:
(415) 744-6820

(559) 487-5791

Los Angeles:
(818) 552-3215

San Diego:
(619) 557-7250

Santa Ana:
(714) 550-7420

Federal government agencies,services, program referrals:
Federal CitizenInformation Center
(888) 878-3256

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