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Business Advising

Business Advising

Business advising can be helpful to business owners who are seeking additional advice and knowledge. We have a team of professionals who are capable of helping you with whatever your needs might be. In addition, if what you need help with requires more expertise, we have a large network of resources to help you find an advisor.

Business Services at San Pablo EDC

We have staff on hand who can help you with a variety of services related to managing your businesses. We can help you with:

  • Completing forms and applications
  • Navigating City of San Pablo permit and business license process
  • Addressing any inspection and code compliance issues
  • Answering any questions you have regarding business programs offered in San Pablo
  • Providing market and business environment insights if you are operating a business in San Pablo
  • Connecting with local resources and experts
Local Technical Assistance

In addition to the staff at the San Pablo EDC, we are connected to a large network of partners and organizations who can help provide you with no-cost or free advisory services. Depending on what your needs are, we can craft a referral plan for you that addresses your business challenges.

Renaissance Business Center - (510) 221-2000 - Richmond, CA
Business resource center equipped to handle businesses at all stages in advisory and technical roles.

Contra Costa Small Business Development Center - (925) 602-6806 - Pleasant Hill, CA
SBDC's conduct research, counsels, and trains business people in a wide variety of business topics and provides comprehensive information services and access to experts in many fields.  Consulting is provided free of charge to all small business owners.

East Bay SCORE - (510)273-6611 - Oakland, CA
SCORE is a free business advisory and consulting organization. They are staffed by retired and semi-retired business professionals.

Fund Good Jobs - (510) 271-0142 - Oakland, CA
Intensive business advising that incorporates quality job creation components.

Mainstreet Launch - (510) 830-3275 - Oakland, CA
Formerly Oakland Business Development Center. Might be limited to businesses whose service area includes the City of Oakland.

Pacific Community Ventures - (415) 442-4300 - San Francisco, CA
Free technical advising platform where they match local businesses up with professionals and experts.

Working Solutions - (415) 655-5473 - San Francisco, CA
Focused on providing $5-$50k loans to low-income, women, and minority businesses that are also packaged with a strong technical advising program.