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What Is The California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA)

The California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) supports economic growth and innovation and ensures that ALL California small businesses and innovative startups have the information and direct support they need to better navigate resources, programs and regulations. CalOSBA serves as the voice of small business, representing their views and interests across the state and advocating for equitable access to capital, markets, and networks so that all California small businesses successfully start, manage, grow and become more resilient. Click here for an overview of CalOSBA’s programs. Click here to contact a Regional Advisor or Small Business Local Engagement Specialist within your region.

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​Small Business Success Stories from California’s Small Business Center Network

CalOSBA’s small business support partners and grant programs provide California’s small businesses with no-cost or low-cost 1:1 consulting and training to help them get started, manage, and grow. Learn how business-owners in a community near you took advantage of these services to improve the outlook for their businesses.

Triassic Vinyards

Triassic Vinyards

One of the most important reasons to work with a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is the ability to access and use their resources, networks, and expertise. SBDCs offer their members access to funding, market analysis, business consultation, and technical…

The Factorie

Jamal Moreno envisioned The Factorie in San Bernardino to be more than an apparel store, but a place where the community can come together. He wanted to expand his business and sought out the help of the OCIE SBDC network to get business advice as well as…

Hella Nuts

Kami and Mieko Scott founders of Hella Nuts started their plant-based journey in 2018. Their goal was to come up with vegan options that had no chemicals, fillers, or soy. Nothing but all natural ingredients. As a black-owned and women-owned business, Hella Nuts aims to…

Conchitas Bakery

Conchitas Bakery

Annie DeGrazia, a culinary entrepreneur and mastermind behind the popular Conchitas Truck, has taken her passion for Mexican cuisine to new heights with the opening of Conchitas Bakery. DeGrazia’s journey from a food truck owner to a successful bakery…

North Pacific

North Pacific Adventure

For an exciting water activity, consider North Pacific Adventure, which offers sea cave kayaking, kayak fishing, whale watching, and surfing tours in Mendocino County. Billy Arana owner of North Pacific Adventure received small business guidance from the to the…

La Rocco’s Pizzeria

When Paul LaRocco and his family moved La Rocco Pizzeria to Los Angeles from Brooklyn, New York, they aimed to transport diners to 1950’s Little Italy with its thin-crust Neapolitan perfected over the years. Each pie was made on the spot, and if you stopped by, you…

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