The CalOSBA Business Learning Center

Browse these Resource Guides to start, manage and grow your California small business.

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Get Started
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Manage Your Business
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Grow Your Business

Get Started

Business Quick Start Guides

Setting Up Your Business

Create a Business Plan

Permits & Licenses

Franchising vs. Buying

Get Business Insurance

Manage Your Business

Build Your Workforce

How to Get a Patent or a Trademark

Access Disaster Resources

Disability Access Regulations

Sell or Close Your Business

Grow Your Business

Sell Online

Sell Internationally

Doing Business with the State

Don’t Go It Alone

The California Small Business Support Center network includes more than 1,000 advisors across the state to provide no-cost one-on-one consulting and training in dozens of languages. Get the support you need across the lifecycle of your business:

  • Build rock-solid business plans
  • Find capital and investors
  • Enter new markets
  • Learn core skills in marketing, e-commerce and contracting
  • Strengthen operations and build resiliency

California Office of the Small Business Advocate
1325 J Street, Suite 1800
Sacramento, CA 95814
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