Business Assistance & Financing

Other Specialized Assistance

California Film Commission
Promotes film production through location permit and scouting assistance and production trouble-shooting.

Financing Programs

General Business Financing

US Small Business Administration

General information on SBA financing including information on various SBA loan programs and financing options. (See Loans & Grants tab on web site.) More info

State of California

Business Investment Services – Locate sources of financing. More info

Export-Related Financing

Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank)

Multiple programs providing working capital loan guarantees, export credit insurance, and loans to foreign buyers. Contact: Ex-Im Bank or US Export Assistance Center. More info

Environmental-Related Financing

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) Small Business Assistance Program

Information and help for small business for meeting air quality requirements. More info

Energy-Related Financing

Venture Capital Sources

US Small Business Administration

Venture capital information.