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Contra Costa County Library
Business Connection Section

San Ramon Branch
100 Montgomery St.
San Ramon, CA 94583
Phone: 925-973-2850

Dougherty Station
17017 Bollinger Canyon Rd.
San Ramon, CA 94583
Phone: 925-973-3380

The Contra Costa County Library Business Connection Web Site is designed to help local entrepreneurs and the small business community connect more easily with the information they need and with each other. Contra Costa County Library’s new resources for small businesses include materials on marketing, business plans, start-ups, and the ReferenceUSA database. ReferenceUSA is a market research database that allows people to search every U.S. business by geographic location, size and type of business. The library also holds workshops for small businesses.

Contra Costa Small Business Development Center
300 Ellinwood Way #300
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Contact: Beverly Hamile, Executive Director
Phone: 925-602-6840
Web: www.ContraCostaSBDC.com
E-mail: bhamile@ContraCostaSBDC.com

The Contra Costa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a business management consulting and training organization, providing assistance to business owners throughout Contra Costa County who have up to 20 employees. They have a staff of professional consultants who assist small business owners on a variety of business management issues. The consulting service is free to the small business client. The SBDC’s team of professional staff consultants consist of specialists in the following areas: business analysis and management, business planning, market research, marketing, finance, selling to the government, human resources and technology.

The SBDC offers training on a variety of business management topics. There is a modest fee for this service. For beginning and emerging business owners, the SBDC offers an intensive 12-week entrepreneurial training class, New Venture Training. This program focuses on the development of a business plan while providing 100 hours of basic business education. Short-term training sessions are offered for existing business owners.

The Contra Costa SBDC is part of a national U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) partnership program. Sponsorship from local organizations makes the consulting and training services possible. These sponsors include the Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County; the City of Pittsburg, and Community Development Block Grants from Antioch, Contra Costa County; Concord and Walnut Creek.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Local Office: 185 Lennon Ln.
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Phone; 925-935-9308
Web: http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/

The IRS website is a one stop resource of tax information for small businesses and those who are self employed. Visit their website for more information about workshops that are designed to help the small business owner understand and fulfill their Federal Tax responsibilities.



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