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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.

Tres Fuegos Cocina

Tres Fuegos Cocina

Check out this success story from the San Diego & Imperial Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) featuring Diana Tapiz of Tres Fuegos Cocina, a Mexican and Japanese fusion restaurant. Diana successfully completed the California Dream Fund…

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 achieve independence in ….

Integrated Perspectives Consulting

Success Story: Integrated Perspectives ConsultingVeteran Problem-Solver Turns Experience into Successful Post-Military Business   Location: Southern California | Oceanside Business Type: Business Consulting Services Small Business Center:   San Diego &...
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…

Whiz Kids

In the picturesque town of San Luis Obispo, California, a small but mighty business named Whiz Kids has become the talk of the town. Founded and led by Lesa Smith, this women-owned business has not only captured the hearts of locals but has also conquered the challenges…



Mary Hartley and Celeste Cramer bought the store Tomfoolery in 2023, which has been women-owned for 40yrs, since first opening its doors in 1983. They plan to bring in new lines and a fresh look to this long-term Chico business. “You can find all sorts of gifts and gadgets in the store that are playful, foolish, and silly!…

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