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Chambers of Commerce

Los Altos
Los Gatos
Morgan Hill
Mountain View
Palo Alto
San Jose
Santa Clara
Black Chamber

A local resource center for small businesses located in your town.

Silicon Valley SCORE also does free counseling at most of these locations. Appointments can be made by calling the chamber directly.

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Lender for Small Businesses and Start Ups. CDC Small Business Finance Whether you need working capital, want to buy a business, or need to purchase a commercial building or heavy equipment, get the loan that best supports your vision. Unlike a bank, CDC Small Business Finance is a not-for-profit economic development lender.
Lender in Low-income communities Opportunity Fund Invests in people who are working to build financial, personal and shared assets in low-income communities.
Business Brokers California Assoc of Businesses Brokers Website features include easy search function by type and location of business, email alert system for buyers looking for specific types or location , and for advertisers of California businesses for sale, a cost effective way
Business for Sale The Internet's largest, most popular business-for-sale site with over 20,000 listings. Manufacturing businesses account for 13% of the businesses listed; wholesale/retail for 45%; and services make up roughly 35%.
Business for Sale Online network of dedicated site users consisting of buyers, owner/sellers, intermediaries, landlords, brokers, agents, advisors and others looking to buy or sell: established businesses, commercial real estate (& commercial real estate leasing), franchise resales, new franchises, & new business opportunities (licensing ventures, etc.) in California
Business Plans

Business Plans

Marketing Plans

Planning Wizard; Sample Business Plans; Sample Marketing Plans; Sample Startup Plans, Established Plans, Product Plans, Service Plans.
Legal Services CT Corp Provides registered agent services and corporate business compliance.
Startup Help StartupNation "For Entrepreneurs, by Entrepreneurs". Useful tips for startups. See the "Ten Steps for Opening a Business"
Internet Services SBC Yahoo! Small Business A one-stop success center where you can enhance every aspect of your online operations.Their flexible, comprehensive services include: 
Web HostingMerchant SolutionsBusiness Email, DomainsMarketing ToolsInternet Access, and HotJobs Recruiting Services
General Topic Videos Cisco sponsored videos on a variety of business topics.
Nonprofits GuideStar Information on Nonprofit organizations

Small Business Information

Quicken Small Business Tools & Guides; Business Forms; News & Trends; Buyers Guide; Products & Promotions; Industry Library; Related Links; Quicken Solutions.
Small Business Information AllBusiness Provides quality information, products, services, and solutions to small and growing businesses. You can access a comprehensive set of information, tools, and services to start and grow a business, solve business problems, raise capital, enhance sales and marketing, obtain strategic advice, and leverage the business community.

Small Business Information

Verio Business Center Starting, Growing, & Managing a Business; Planning Tools; Sample Business Plans, & Marketing Plans, Planning Software; Business Planning Articles.
Small Business Information Selling a Small Business A quick list of things to consider if you are preparing to sell your small business
Small Business Information Tips for Managing your Workforce Tips for motivating, scheduling, holding meetings and other things a small business might need
Statistics BizStats Business Statistics
Websites Website Development Internet simplified

Web Site Marketing

Marketing Plans Tools & Guides; Business Forms; News & Trends; Buyers Guide; Products & Promotions; Industry Library; Related Links; Quicken Solutions.

Estimating Sales Volume                  (Restaraunt material comes from San Francisco SCORE
Licenses in California 
Determining amounts for Cash Flow Items 
Daily Sales (Excel) 
12 Month Profit and Loss (Excel) 
Pre-opening Capital Needed (Excel) 
Break-Even Analysis (Excel) 
Cash Flow (Excel)

Small & Home Business Small Business Tools Forms, handbooks, posters, software, and other resources and services.
Technology Magazine Technology for Small Business Technology magazine aimed at small businesses
Spreadsheet Templates Microsoft Microsoft Office templates for various businesses
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