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Once a business is launched, the next question is usually how to grow it and make it more successful.

Organizations like the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce support programs that promote business vitality and networking opportunities.

Other ways to grow your business:

Connect With Your Community

Develop Your Workforce

Finding and retaining employees is an integral part of the success of any business. Workforce considerations should include area demographics, local wage trends, and availability of relevant training. It’s important to identify workforce requirements and develop job descriptions that will allow the organization to achieve short- and long-term goals.

Local Resources for Workforce Development:

Research Grants, Tax Credits, and Incentives

The County and State offer countless other incentives to encourage private investment, façade and property improvements, job creation, workforce development, and energy-efficient practices.

Hone Your Professional Skills

Contra Costa Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The Center delivers individualized advising and training in collaboration with community partners to business owners, the self-employed and emerging entrepreneurs seeking assistance in starting, growing or managing their operations. All services are no-cost and offered throughout the County.

Bishop Ranch Intelligence Innovation Accelerator (BRIIA)
In addition to offering a structured accelerator program for start-ups, BRIIA offers a co-working community of tech entrepreneurs and hosts a variety of events, such as the San Ramon Hack-a-thon.

Local community colleges, including Contra Costa Community College, Diablo Valley Community College and Chabot-Las Positas Community College, offer business management courses in a traditional classroom setting or online.

East Bay SCORE offers free business mentoring low- or no-cost business training, numerous templates and tools.

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