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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.

GK Promos

GK Promos

When Gerardo Zaragoza, Chief Executive Officer, and Kathy Gutierrez, Co-President, opened GK Promos, their main challenges were needing more income to sustain themselves and the business, a lack of social media presence…

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…

Breakers Breakfast

Breakers Breakfast, Lunch & Brunch

Robby Bancroft and his father Steve, Co-Owners of Breakers Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, received small business guidance from the Northern California SBDC Network to help them rebound after they opened their business in 2014 but had to close their doors for nine…

Omega Party Zone

Omega Party Zone

Many small businesses looking to launch their products or services to communities they want to serve often encounter difficulties during that delicate time. Understanding the myriad of challenges that face any budding entrepreneur can feel daunting…

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…

Andrea’s Healthy Kitchen

Tatiana Pacheco had been laid off and decided to take control of her financial future. She saw a need for healthier food options in her local community and decided to make a difference. Initially seeded with a loan from family, Tatiana…

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