Mostly cloudy


Ventura, CA

Mostly cloudy
Humidity: 37%
Wind: SW at 11 mph
Partly cloudy
50°F / 70°F
Partly cloudy
50°F / 67°F
Partly cloudy
49°F / 69°F

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Business Plans

  • Online Business Plan software  is a US Department of Commerce resource for writing a business plan. Register for the MBDA Portal in order to gain access to MBDA Business Applications including the Phoenix / Opportunity Matching System and the Business Plan Writer.
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CalGOLD offers direct Internet links and contact information for state, local, regional, and federal permitting authorities.

California Business Portal

The California Business Portal provides information to business owners on starting a new business, permits and licenses, incentives, local resources and more. The portal is available on the business owner’s schedule and has a number of key features, including: Quick Start Guides, the California Business Navigator and a Service Desk.

California Chamber of Commerce

The California Chamber of Commerce is an advocate and resource for California employers, working to enhance the California economy and make the state a better place to live, work and do business.

GO-Biz (Governor’s Office of Business Economic Development)

Whether starting a business, relocating, looking to expand, or wondering about a particular policy or procedure, Go ED’s business consultants and website have a multitude of resources to smooth the journey.

Business Tax Credits

Companies expanding in California, are eligible to apply for a tax credit through the CA Competes program.