SMALL BUSINESS UTILIZATION CENTER
Our Small Business Utilization Center (SBUC) offers diverse businesses unmatched access to experts, resources, and partners on the national, state, and local levels. Lean on our culturally competent specialists help you save time and connect to the right resources for your business.
HELPING SMALL BUSINESSES THRIVE
Whether you’re starting your business or looking to grow, we can connect you to the right resources and services. Our team of business specialists will work with you to identify goals and challenges and direct you to the assistance you need.
Not sure where to start? Let us help you.
HOW WE ASSIST
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND CREDIT
Get support in business budgeting and forecasting, better understanding and building credit, bookkeeping, and preparing your taxes.
ACCESS TO WORKING CAPITAL
We will walk you through the best loan options for your business, help identify traditional and nontraditional sources of capital, and simplify the application process.
Work directly with our specialists to identify businesses goals and challenges and connect to the right resources. In-language support is available.
PROCUREMENT AND CONTRACTING ASSISTANCE
Our team of procurement experts can help you connect with public and private contract opportunities, meet with potential buyers, navigate the process for certification and bonding.
MARKETING AND SALES
Learn how to develop a marketing plan, effectively reach your audiences, better understand digital marketing, social media, and branding, start your e-commerce platform, and more.
START A BUSINESS
Let us help you realize your dream of owning a business. We can assist you through the process of creating a business plan to launch, and everything in between.
BUSINESS OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT
Connect to the experts and resources to update your business plan, implement health and wellness procedures and remote/hybrid policies, effectively manage your team.
HUMAN RESOURCES AND TALENT ACQUISITION
Work with us to develop strategies to manage and retain employees, recruit, create a stronger company culture, and offer no/low-cost training opportunities.
SMALL BUSINESS SERVICE AND RESOURCE ECOSYSTEM
The CalAsian Chamber operates several federal, state, and local business assistance centers that offer small businesses unmatched access to resources, services, subject matter experts, and partners. Learn more about our centers below.
U.S. DOT Small Business Transportation
U.S. Department of Transportation’s Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) Southwest Region assists small, disadvantaged businesses in building their capacity to bid and perform on transportation projects and professional service procurements. We provide many services including training and advising on marketing to the Department of Transportation, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise certification, short-term lending and bonding assistance, and more.
Serves: Small and disadvantaged businesses interested in transportation-related contracts in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada
Small Business Development Center San Joaquin
The San Joaquin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers no-cost expertise and support to entrepreneurs and small businesses in the surrounding San Joaquin area.
Serves: Small businesses, entrepreneurs, and start-ups in the counties of San Joaquin, Alpine, Amador, Calaveras
Learn more: https://www.sanjoaquinsbdc.org/