Business Resources

With multiple business services teams dedicated to supporting the success of companies of all sizes across the region, local businesses have convenient access to a wide range of no-cost solutions designed to lower costs, save time, and drive profitability.


The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) serves as the State of California’s leader for job growth, economic development and business assistance efforts. GO-Biz offers no cost consultation for incentive identification, site selection, regulatory or permitting compliance assistance, foreign direct investment and export assistance.

Small Business Administration (SBA) Orange County/Inland Empire

Get connected to local resources for small business counseling, capital, and consulting expertise.

Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center

The Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Network offers business consulting, training, and online courses to entrepreneurs and business owners throughout the Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties at no cost.

Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

OPR studies future research and planning needs, fosters goal-driven collaboration, and delivers guidance to state partners and local communities, with a focus on land use and community development, climate risk and resilience, and high road economic development.

Employment Training Panel (EPT)

The Employment Training Panel (ETP) provides funding to employers to assist in upgrading the skills of their workers through training that leads to good paying, long-term jobs.

Orange County Chambers of Commerce

Chambers of Commerce is an organization of member businesses that promotes economic development and business activity. Chambers of Commerce work to attract investment, visitors, and residents to the Orange County community. Chambers of Commerce encourage the creation of an environment where Orange County businesses can flourish.

California Secretary of State Business Programs Division

The Business Programs Division supports California businesses by registering business entities and trademarks and enabling secured creditors to protect their financial interests. The Business Programs Division processes millions of business filings and information requests each year.


The California Government Online to Desktops (CalGOLD) website provides businesses information on complying with environmental and other regulatory and permitting requirements. CalGOLD offers direct Internet links and contact information to state, local, regional, and federal permitting authorities for more information.

SCORE Orange County

SCORE provides no-cost business mentoring, training, and tools provided by leading business experts and consultants who volunteer their time and expertise.

Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones are census tracts that are economically distressed communities where new investments may, under certain conditions, be eligible for preferential federal tax treatment or preferential consideration for federal grants and programs