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Business has never been easier with Fresno4biz.com! For the first time, twelve local, public/private organizations have united for one common goal: to help your business. Get assistance for your startup company, tips on how to expand your business, layoff aversion/transition strategies, and everything in-between. This FREE all-in-one source is your new go-to for all things business.

The Business Services Center (BSC) offers an integrated service delivery network that connects businesses to business solutions from start-up through retention, expansion, and layoff, if necessary. All services and the use of the BSC are at no charge. The Water, Energy and Technology (WET) center provides business consulting services and technology evaluation to entrepreneurs and established businesses in the water, energy and agriculture technology space. The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) is a non-profit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. The Lyles Center is known for its variety of programs and services that deliver applied learning, professional consulting, and managed problem solving. The Fresno County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is a nonprofit organization established to market Fresno County as the premier location for business prosperity. Through collaborative relationships and resource connections, we facilitate business attraction, retention and expansion across a variety of industries. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a variety of business programs and support services to help navigate the issues faced through the business life cycle.  SBA provides counseling, mentoring and training, and works with all lending institutions including banks and non-profits to provide access to capital. The Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation’s mission is to promote education and self-sufficiency through economic development that strengthens our community. Our Downtown Business Hub incubator is the only bi-lingual business incubator in the Western United States that serves as a one-stop-shop for businesses providing programs and services that raise awareness on business education and access to capital. The Fresno State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is part of the UC Merced SBDC regional network and provides one-on-one business consulting, workshops, research, and online learning services. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a variety of business programs and support services to help navigate the issues faced through the business life cycle.  SBA provides counseling, mentoring and training, and works with all lending institutions including banks and non-profits to provide access to capital. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. BBB provides objective advice, free business reviews, and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust. BBB also offers complaint and dispute resolution support for consumers and businesses when there is difference in viewpoints. The International Center for Water Technology (ICWT) was established to provide education and research to assist in developing and adopting innovative solutions and technologies that improve water use efficiency. Access Plus Capital is a certified financial institution, providing financing, training, and asset development services for low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs. The Permit Assistance unit provides comprehensive permit and regulatory compliance assistance state-wide for businesses in California. The Permit Assistance unit also works with local and regional permitting agencies to provide permit identification and regulatory compliance assistance at the local level. The team will also act as a neutral facilitator between state regulatory agencies and businesses to resolve permitting issues. The services provided by the Permit Assistance unit are confidential and free of charge.

This WIOA, Title 1-financially assisted program/service is an equal opportunity employer/program.
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to people with disabilities and/or limited English.