Small Business Navigator Program

The Small Business Navigator Program will provide small businesses in Dublin with access to timely technical support in key functional areas via qualified service providers. Through the Program, the City will match qualified consultants to local business owners to address an identified business need. 

Consultants will provide eligible businesses with technical support in the following areas on an on-call basis: 

  • Business Planning & Development 
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Architecture & Space Design
  • Technology Consulting
  • Broker Services
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training
  • Disaster Preparedness & Resiliency Planning
  • Graphic Design
  • Legal Services
  • Human Resources & Management
  • Financial Guidance

The program is anticipated to launch in April 2023. 

If you would like program updates and announcements, please complete an interest form.

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More Information

If you have additional questions about the Program, please contact the Office of Economic Development via email or call 925-833-6650.

Program Eligibility

Small Business Navigator program requests will be accepted on a first-come basis until funds are exhausted. The Program is open to all businesses that meet the following criteria:

  • Be physically located in the City of Dublin
  • Possess an active City of Dublin Business License 
  • Be in good standing with the City
  • Be an independent company (not corporately owned)
  • Have less than 50 full-time employees

Information for Prospective Consultants

The City of Dublin issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Professional Business Consulting Services on Thursday, January 12, 2023. Proposals are due via email ( no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2023. Late submittals will not be accepted.

An informational section was held on January 25, 2023 and the RFP Informational Session Slides are available for review.

For questions regarding the RFP, please contact Felicia Escover via email or (925) 556-4574.

Request for Proposal Documents

Small Business Navigator Program - Request for Proposals

Attachment A - Sample RFP Submission Template

Attachment B - Price Proposal Form

Attachment C - Standard Consulting Services Agreement

Attachment D - Forced Ranking Rating Sheet