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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 by providing resources and support to the state’s 4.1 million small businesses, including non-profits and startups. Our mission is to help all California small business-owners find and navigate resources, programs and regulations so they can start, manage, grow, become more resilient, and thrive. By ensuring equitable access to capital, markets and networks, we aim to help Democratize Access to Capital, Diversify the Innovation Economy and Drive Economic Mobility through Entrepreneurship.

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Our Network Provides Consulting and Training to Support Small Businesses from Bright Idea to Successful Exit

Six Years of Real Results for California:

Small Businesses Helped

New Businesses Started

Jobs Created & Supported

New Contracts Landed


Lending Capital Approved


Equity Raised


Lending Capital Approved


Equity Raised

Collective Data from 2018-2024

SCALE Network in Action: Success Stories

Learn how these business-owners in a community near you took advantage of our small business support services to overcome their business challenges and grow their opportunities.

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…

Beber Almondmilk

Beber was born in 2012, when founder, Arielle Danan, took her yearlong experience from organic farming abroad and applied it to almonds in her hometown of Northern California. Over the past ten years, Beber has grown from a humble start at the local Chico…

Café Metzli

Café Metzli

Lupita Sanchez was born and raised in Mexico and has a passion for specialty coffee. She started her social impact Mexican coffee import and distribution business in 2021 in Los Angeles. She reached out to CalOSBA looking for small business guidance and assistance…

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…

Integrated Perspectives Consulting

April Durrant, a 3rd generation veteran having served on active duty in the medical field, worked an assignment with the Defense Intelligence Agency and was deployed after 9/11. After a long career in the military including assignments throughout the world, April wanted to find…

Natural Behavioral Solutions

Natural Behavioral Solutions

Natural Behavioral Solutions is an Applied Behavioral Analytical (ABA) company which uses naturalistic approaches to learning in order to teach children and adults ages 1 through 22 years-old with disabilities or behavioral concerns…

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