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Welcome to the Concord Business Community!

These resources will help you with starting and growing your business. All businesses are encouraged to visit the SBDC - where you will receive one-on-one help for business plans, research, financing, strategic planning, and much more.

Start a Business

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Startup Basics

 

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) provides free counseling and low-cost classes. They have a Concord chapter located at the Concord Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit click here or call 925.685.1181.
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    • Business Tune-Up

      Track your business' progress with this series of tune-ups. Your information is private; no one has access to it.

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Topic Clusters

 

The Contra Costa Small Business Development Center provides free one-on-one help to businesses looking to expand their business or improve its profitability. The SBDC can help you identify the best marketing strategies, understand your financial situation, and expand your business through social media. Their services are free. Contact them at 925.602.6806 or visit http://www.contracostasbdc.org
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  • Business Tune-Up

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Grow your Business

Manage your Business

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5 Minute Breathing Exercise with Music to lower stress

 

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  • Business Tune-Up

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Sexual Harassment Training video (30 minutes)

 

East Bay Works can find employees for your business at no cost. The Workforce Center can advise you on whether there is funding for training for new or existing employees. Call them at 925.602.6804 or visit http://www.eastbayworks.com/employers/

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  • Business Tune-UP: HR

  • Create a Healthy Workplace

Hire Employees

Business & Employee Training

  • Business Entity Wizard
    • The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

      Entity Wizard

      The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

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Customer Service

 

The Contra Costa Small Business Development Center provides entrepreneurial training. Contact them at 925.602.6806 or visit http://www.contracostasbdc.org/calendar

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  • Business Entity Wizard
    • The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

      Entity Wizard

      The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

  • Business Entity Wizard
    • The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

      Entity Wizard

      The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

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    • What's Your Footprint

      Calculate your Business' Carbon and Water Footprint

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Greening your Business

Financing/Managing Money

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Information video about SBIR grants

 

The Contra Costa Small Business Development Center can help you prepare your financial information so you can apply for a business loan. The SBDC can also provide information on sources of loans for your business. Contact them at 925.602.6806 or visit http://www.contracostasbdc.org
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  • Business Tune-Up

    Track your business' progress with this series of tune-ups. Your information is private; no one has access to it.

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    • Business Tune-Up

      Track your business' progress with this series of tune-ups. Your information is private; no one has access to it.

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    • Prevent Fraud

      Protect your Business from Fraud. It happens more than you think.

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Protect your Business

Government Requirements

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Small Business Taxes

 

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) provides free counseling and low-cost classes. They have a Concord chapter located at the Concord Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit click here or call 925.685.1181.
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Mentor-Protégé Program

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  • Minority/Women

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    Contracting Opportunities for Veterans

     

    The Contra Costa Small Business Development Center provides free one-on-one help to veterans seeking to start a business. The SBDC can help you develop a business plan, find funding, work with you on government contracting, and more. Their services are free. Contact them at 925.602.6806 or visit http://www.contracostasbdc.org/

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  • Agriculture

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    Interpreting Financial Statements and Measures in Agriculture

     

    UC Extension Service can help you with both production and the business part of your agribusiness. Their services are free. For more information, visit http://ucanr.edu/
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    Lab Safety Lesson 3: Behavior
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    Prevention Videos for the Construction Industry
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    QuickBooks for Construction Contractors

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  • Sell Globally

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    Export-U

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    Truck Loading: Safety Video
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  • Logistics

    Manufacturing

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    Understanding Material Data Safety Sheets

     

    MANEX is a part of the national Manufacturing Extension Partnership. MANEX helps manufacturers improve their processes and profitability. There are costs for their service, but MANEX is a non-profit. Contact them at 925.807.5100 or visit http://www.manexconsulting.com

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    Manufacturing Applications

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  • Restaurants/Tourism

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    Commercial Kitchen Safety
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    Secrets of the Caterer

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  • Markup Calculator 

    List Price Markdown Calculator 

    Layaway Calculator 

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    Courage to Coach - Retail
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  • Retail

    Selling to Government

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    How to Market to the Government

     

    California Capital in Sacramento is one of the state's Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC). PTACs help businesses with government procurement on both the federal and state levels. Their services are free. Contact them at 916.442.1729 or visit http://cacapital.org/ptac/

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