Small Business Resources
Free Online Resources
Reference Solutions Webinars
Data Axle Reference Solutions offers free webinars to help you learn about our premier research and reference product for libraries, marketing
solutions for business owners and college/university marketing departments, jobseeker information, and more.
Legal Information Reference Center
Provides access to topics such as financial planning, property and real estate, small business law, and rights and disputes.
Small Business Resource Center
Access information on how to start a business, access to sample business plans, and more!
Linked In Learning
Access information on how to start a business, access to sample business plans, and moreUnlimited training on a wide variety of topics including
business skills and software, web design and development, music and audio, photography, video editing and animation.
Source of information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market and the economy.
Census Business Builder
Small Business Edition is primarily for small business owners who need key data for their business plan or to better understand their potential
market. It presents data for a single type of business or a single industry cluster at a time.
Learn to build a better business plan with Bplans This resource gives you step by step instructions to build a business plan quickly and efficiently.
Local Business Advisory Groups
Contact your local business association! Use your local resource office to discover business grants, locate available properties, find information on
permits, advertise current job openings, and much more!
Contact Alameda’s business organizations! Contact your Alameda Chamber of Commerce and Alameda Community Development
Department to discover business grants, locate available properties, find information on permits, and much more!
Free Business Advising with SBDC
SBDC is tax-payer funded, so our advising services come to you completely free, and all one-on-one advising is 100% confidential.
Free Workshop Trainings
The SBDC provides both virtual and in-person trainings and workshops designed for business development on a variety of key topics.
Score East Bay
SCORE East Bay offers free business mentoring in multiple languages, low-cost or no-cost business training, and numerous templates and tools to help you start or grow a business.
U.S. Small Business Administration
Offers sections on planning, launching, managing, and growing your small business.