Small Business Portal

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Start a Small Business

California provides services and assistance for starting a small business. The resources below include information from the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz).

The California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) has a detailed portal of resources on starting, managing and growing a small business

Starting Your Business

Hiring Employees

Creating and Maintaining a Safe Workplace


April 2022

The Department of Industrial Relations is a resource for small businesses. Contact us for information and assistance with workplace requirements.

Get resources on workplace safety and health requirements.

Know how to pay workers properly.

Learn about having an insurance plan to cover workplace injuries and illnesses.

Find workforce solutions by developing an approved apprenticeship program.