Manage Your Business

Access State Resources to help you manage a small business in California

California funds a network of small business technical assistance centers that provide no-cost one-on-one consulting and low-cost training services to small businesses and entrepreneurs with all stages, including but not limited to:

  • Startup business plans
  • Access financing (i.e., loans and grants)
  • Enter new markets
  • Strengthen operations and build resiliency
  • … and more

With over 30 languages available, find your local center and connect with an advisor today.

Compliance: Regulation, Permits, and Licenses

Understand regulations, permits, tax information, and licenses needed to operate in your industry. Learn More >

How to Get a Patent in California

Discover the steps you can take to secure a patent in California. Learn More >


Learn about responsibilities and requirements to build an effective workforce. Learn More >

Train and Manage Employees

Access State Resources to help you train and manage your employees. Learn More >

Statewide Resources on Disaster Preparedness & Resiliency

Learn about State Resources to help you know how to operate your business in case of a disaster. Learn More >

Sell or Close Your Business

Discover the steps you can take to sell or close your business in California. Learn More >

Outsmart Disaster

Outsmart Disaster is a statewide campaign led by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies. Outsmart Disaster provides California businesses and nonprofits with the training and resources needed to prepare for and recover from various types of business interruptions. Learn More >

Sign up to receive the CalOSBA newsletter and stay up to date on CA small business initiatives!

OSBA MC form

I am most interested in hearing about:

If you previously signed up for our mailing list, re-select ALL topics that you are interested in.
MailChimp group

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

Sacramento, CA 95814
Email CalOSBA
About Us
Stay Informed! Sign Up:
Outsmart Disaster