Business Partners in Fullerton

 

City of Fullerton’s Economic Development Team

The city’s economic development staff is eager to assist small businesses in
their efforts to get started, to grow and prosper. Their mission is to provide a prompt and coordinated
response by explaining services offered, reviewing processes, discussing permits, providing
access to financing, technical, employment and training resources, and responding to
specific questions.

Fullerton Chamber of Commerce

The Fullerton Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to the economic vitality and prosperity of their members and the community.  The Fullerton Chamber of Commerce is the premiere voice of business in North Orange County; they promote growth and prosperity of their diverse membership; and their membership investment is seen as an excellent value.

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SCORE: Counselors to America’s Small Business

The Service Corps of Retired Executives gives small business owners free guidance in establishing and maintaining successful enterprises. The Web site offers disaster advice; locations of local chapters; links to calculators, free software, business plans, trade shows, and other business resources; news and informational articles; and free, confidential counseling by e-mail and in person. Counselors representing more than 600 skills are available to assist in locating investors, setting goals, veterans’ business issues, and other matters.Use these shortcuts to get your answers fast.

Contact SCORE Experts

This link connects you with a SCORE counselor with the specific background to answer your questions:

Orange County Small Business Development Center

The Orange County SBDC offers complimentary, personalized business assistance in a confidential, one-on-one setting.
Valuable, low-cost seminars are also offered and cover such important topics as Access to Capital, Employment Law,
and Writing a Business Plan and are taught by the center’s business consultants and industry experts.

Fullerton Downtown Business Association

The assocation’s goal is to promote downtown Fullerton and to help its business grow and prosper. For membership
and meeting information, please call 714.871.9153.

American Business Women’s Association in Fullerton

This association spans the nation as the world’s most diverse professional organization
for women. Tens of thousands of members gather throughout the country, united by a common goal –
to support each other in professional development and career advancement.

Your Business Partners in California

California Chambers of Commerce

Maintained by the office of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer of California, this site contains links to local government offices, Chambers of Commerce, minority Chambers of Commerce, and small business networks whose Web sites offer information, workshops, assistance with loan applications and grants, and networking opportunities.

California Worknet

The nation maintains a publicly-funded resource for jobseekers and businesses, and the California-specific site includes the list of One-Stop Career Centers (there’s one in each county). It helps identify job-ready workers with the right skills.

Minority Business Development Center

The mission of this U.S. Department of Commerce agency is to foster the creation, growth, and expansion of minority businesses nationwide. Assistance is provided to socially or economically disadvantaged individuals who own or would like to start a business. This site is the home page for the San Francisco (Western U.S.) region and identifies the California offices, including a Native American Business Development Center.

Office of International Trade

This federal office encourages small business exports
and assists small businesses seeking to export. It
includes online forms. There are also 15 Export
Assistance Centers
in California.

U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce

This organization promotes, nurtures and propels economic growth by opening doors of contract,
education and professional opportunities for Asian Americans and their business partners in
corporate America and government agencies. Members’ heritage includes China, Hong Kong, Taiwan,
Japan, the Philippines, Korea, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia,
Pakistan, Mongolia, and Indonesia.

U.S. Hispanic Chambers of Commerce

The USHCC focuses on bringing the issues and concerns of the nation’s Hispanic-owned businesses to the forefront of the national economic agenda. The site also identifies the local Hispanic Chambers of Commerce in California.

Women’s Business Center

Created in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership, this is an interactive business training Web site for entrepreneurial women. It is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Icelandic, and Arabic. The site contains a list of the regional centers, eight of them in California, which provide long-term training, counseling, and assistance in finance, management, marketing, procurement, and the Internet.

 
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