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Business Resources

A Comprehensive Business Resource Center for Emerging, Entrepreneurial, and Family Businesses.

Welcome to our Business Resource Center for emerging, entrepreneurial, and family businesses. Greater Irvine Chamber members can access services and resources to assist in starting or growing their business. All employees from member companies are eligible for participation.

Business Resources & Useful Links

Small Business Development Centers

Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide counseling, capital, and contracting expertise to support entrepreneurs and small businesses, including working with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to develop and provide informational tools to support business start-ups and existing business expansion. The Orange County / Inland Empire District Office services three counties in Southern California, with offices in Santa Ana and Palm Desert.

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Veterans Business Outreach Center

The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) program offers resources to veterans who are interested in starting or growing a small business.

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Women's Business Centers

Women's Business Centers (WBC) provide free, to low-cost counseling and training and focus on women who want to start, grow, and expand their small business

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SCORE: Resources for New & Small Businesses

SCORE offers free, ongoing expert advice on business planning, HR, and finance to small-business professionals.

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Doing Business in Irvine

Information about City codes, permits, licenses, and other resources can be found on the City of Irvine website.

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County of Orange Business Support Services

Obtain necessary business licensing through the County of Orange, as well as information and resources related to property taxes, property appraisals, business name registration, and more.

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California Small Business Funding

Discover details on grants and loans available for small businesses through

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Funding Opportunities Through the U.S. Chamber

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce offers grants, loans, and programs to benefit small businesses. 

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Certificates of Origin – Online Export Documentation

Companies exporting goods internationally can conveniently access digital export documentation solutions for Certificates of Origin. 

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The Workplace Podcasts for Employers

CalChamber podcasts feature expert commentary on issues critical to employers.

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