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We are expanding our fleet to four food trucks all across the nation, allowing us to help more veterans.
Contracting with California | I'm Certified, Now What? – Webinar

Once your business is certified, it's time to pursue contract opportunities with California state government. This webinar covers how to find out which agencies buy what you sell, how to connect with SB/DVBE advocates, and how to elevate your business's chances of winning a contract.

Webinar Topics Include:

  • Finding bid opportunities
  • Improving your Cal eProcure profile
  • Conducting market research
  • Contacting an advocate
  • Reciprocity
  • Resources
  • Commercially Useful Function
California State Government Marketplace

This website provides information on getting your business registered and certified for California's State Procurement and Certification Programs

Information and links on this web page include:

Contracting with California State Government – Webinar

This video provides an overview of common acquisition methods and proven strategies and resources to help your business pursue contracting and procurement opportunities with the state of California.

This recorded webinar provides an in-depth look at common procurement methods used by the State of California. Topics include:

  • Acquisition Methods: How the State of California Purchases Goods/Services
  • Contracts Exempt from Advertising

o Fair and Reasonable

o SB/DVBE Option

o Emergency Purchases

Business Plan Template for an Established Business
This guide walks you step-by-step through writing a business plan for an existing business.
How to do Business with the State of California | Webinar
Understand the basics of state government contracting and get valuable information on how to get certified as a small business (SB) or disabled veteran business enterprise (DVBE) and begin selling your products and services to the state of California.
Contracting with the CA State Government | Government Contracting Webinar #2
In this webinar, the State of California Office of Small Business & DVBE Services (OSDS) staff discuss how small businesses and businesses owned by disabled veterans can apply for certification to become privileged sellers in contracting with departments and agencies of the State of California.
California Department of General Services – Procurement Division
This website provides information on how to register for, bid on, and work with the state to complete California state projects.
Ventura County Community [Marketing] Prospector

This (excellent) website is an interactive tool providing extensive information on the people, business, and economy of Ventura County.

Ventura County data provided includes:

  • Demographics
  • Occupations
  • Establishments
  • Consumer Expenditures
  • Businesses
  • Talent Information

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