California Small Business Development Center
The California Small Business Development Center offers small business owners and entrepreneurs the tools and guidance needed to succeed in today’s challenging economic climate. Visit http://californiasbdc.org. Or visit the Ventura County Economic Development Collaborative’s office in Camarillo at 1601 Carmen Drive, Suite 215. Call 805-384-1800 or visit http://edc-vc.com for more information.
In 2011, President Barack Obama ordered the creation of BusinessUSA, a one-stop platform for small businesses to get the services they need to make good hires and to grow. The service now offers more than 200 online classes, videos and chat transcripts, as well as information on how to start a business, obtain financing, look into exporting, expand, find opportunities, learn about health care changes, be aware of taxes and credits, get help with hires, and ferret out regulations and green opportunities. BusinessUSA is especially interested in increasing ownership among veterans, women, the socially and economically disadvantaged, Native Americans and Alaska Natives.