Local Resources

Local Resources

Descriptions and contact information for local business assistance organizations that provide business assistance, training and networking opportunities.

(Note: Use the links on the left for information on state and federal resources.)

Alameda County Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Alameda County Small Business Development Center (SBDC), a new partnership between Cal State East Bay and the Northern California Business Administration, offers classes, consulting services, and business planning resources to businesses throughout Alameda County.  Consulting services are available at no charge to eligible established businesses and companies that are primarily interested in growth and expansion. The Alameda County SBDC supports small business growth, productivity, and economic development. For more information, please contact the SBDC at 510-208-0410.

Alameda County Workforce Investment Board

The Alameda County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) is a 35-member body appointed by the Board of Supervisors to plan and oversee the local workforce investment programs, which include the One-Stop Career Center, the youth programs, and the federal Welfare to Work employment retention programs. The WIB was authorized under the new Workforce Investment Act of 1998. For more information, please contact the WIB at 510-259-3842.

East Bay Economic Development Alliance (formerly EDAB)

Previously known as the Economic Development Alliance for Business (EDAB), the East Bay Economic Development Alliance (EBEDA) was established in 1990 to improve economic development in Alameda County and its 14 cities. EBEDA provides assistance and incentives to businesses in terms of site location, financing, regulatory coordination, workforce issues, and business climate issues. For more information, please contact the EBEDA at 510-272-3885.

East Bay SCORE

East Bay SCORE has over 40 counselors with real world experience providing free counseling in accounting, business planning & structure, commercial leases, eCommerce, export/import, finance, manufacturing, marketing, operations, retail, strategic planning, and more.

Get Your Business Online Program

As a business owner, you can easily verify or update your business listing on Google Search and Google Maps. Google's Get Your Business Online Program helps you ensure your address, hours, and phone numbers are all up-to-date. The program also offers free websites for businesses.

i-GATE: A California State Innovation Hub

i-GATE is a regional public-private partnership designed to support small businesses and maximize the economic potential of green transportation and clean-energy technologies. i-GATE provides collaboration opportunities, entrepreneurial education and assistance, an Academic Alliance, and a business incubator for the development of high-growth green businesses. For more information, please contact Rob White, i-GATE iHub Coordinator at 925-960-4145.

Innovation Tri-Valley

The goal of Innovation Tri-Valley  is to create an interconnected hub of innovation to spur job growth and sustain a healthy economy in California's Bay Area's fastest growing region - the Tri-Valley. For more information, please contact the Innovation Tri-Valley at 925-290-7266.

Regional Development Corporation

The Regional Development Corporation (RDC) helps to guarantee loans made by banks or financial institutions to small businesses for a number of purposes. For more information, please contact the RDC at 925-416-6491.

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

The Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center (REC) is a nonprofit organization that provides small business training and support services to businesses in the Bay Area. REC offers services such as classroom training, workshops, business incubation, financial assistance, and computer training that are designed to meet the needs of emerging and established small businesses. For more information, please contact the REC at 415-541-8580.

Training & Development Solutions - Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District's contract education department, Training and Development Solutions, provides assessment and employee training services for businesses and organizations. These services are customized for each business or organization to best address their unique needs, and the instructors come from a wide variety of backgrounds, each with expertise in their area of instruction.

Training and Development Solutions offers an extensive range of courses, from CPR / First Aid and Sexual Harassment Prevention to Welding or Computer Skills. Additionally, customers can work with the instructors to create classes specific to their proprietary products and services, as needed. For information about this program, please contact Marketing and Sales Manager MariAnn Fisher at 925-485-5239.

Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center (TVHOC)

The Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center (TVHOC) provides information regarding private sector lender programs, funding sources, and homebuyer pre- and post- purchase education helping match those in need with programs and services that benefit them most. Working regionally, the TVHOC offers a comprehensive counseling and education program that will expand mortgage credit opportunities and increase home ownership in the Tri-Valley region.

Tri-Valley Jobs.com

Whether you're an employer or job seeker, the cities of the Tri-Valley area offer you an ideal climate. For employers, the Tri-Valley means easy access to technology centers, an educated workforce, state-of-the-art business campuses, and more. If you're a job seeker, you can look to the area for leading-edge employers, unparalleled quality of life, environment, and culture to fit any taste. For more information, please visit the Tri-Valley Jobs website.

Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center

The Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center, located at 6300 Village Parkway, Suite 100, in Dublin, California, is a member of EastBayWorks, one of the many One-Stop Career Centers located throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties. The Center provides resources for the general public looking for jobs, training, or education. The Center also offers business resources and services specifically for employers. There is no charge for any of the services. For more information, please contact the Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center at 925-560-9431.