Support Services

The following agencies are available to provide assistance, training and networking opportunities.

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

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.

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.

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 One-Stop Career Center

The Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center, located at 5020 Franklin Drive in Pleasanton, 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.