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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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Start Up

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Manage

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Grow

Learn about State Resources to help you grow and scale your business.

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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.

Wow Lash and Brow Studio

Wow Lash and Brow Studio

Anyone who has ever decided to open their own small business understands that the path to making that dream a reality can sometimes be a little fuzzy, and even downright challenging. At CalOSBA, it is our mission to ensure that entrepreneurs…

Sculpt

Sculpt

Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) are essential resources for entrepreneurs and small business owners in California. These centers provide a wide range of services, including one-on-one consulting, workshops and training programs, access to funding resources…

Pacific Ink

Pacific Ink, Inc.

Pacific Ink, Inc. launched their small business in 2000. Fast forward twenty-three years to now – they are the winners of the 2023 U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) San Diego District Women-Owned Small Business of the Year award. They were honored…

From the Land

From the Land

From the Land is a sustainable ag tech innovation company in Yucaipa, California in the Inland Empire. The company was established by Dr. Gina Oliver and Richard Hutchison in late 2019. Dr. Gina Oliver is a first-generation college graduate and STEM Ph.D. and…

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…

Shoppe Serendipity

Shoppe Serendipity

Kristina Taylor, Karuk Tribe Member and Owner of Shoppe Serendipity, runs a delightful gallery gift shop in the historic downtown of the far northeast city of Yreka. Yreka, the county seat of Siskiyou County, is a beautiful mountainous town located off the I-5 near the Oregon border. Whether you’re a local, or…

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