Richmond Main Street Initiative - Small Business Resources


Business Planning & Development
Alameda County Small Business Development Center
Business Development Center and Kitchen @812

California Chamber of Commerce
California Employment Development Department
Centro Community Partners
City of Richmond Business & Economic Development Assistance
Cooperation Richmond
Contra Costa Small Business Development Center
East Bay Economic Development Alliance
East Bay Works Center
ICA Fund Good Jobs

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center - Richmond
Richmond Chamber of Commerce
San Pablo Economic Development Corporation 
SCORE East Bay
SparkPoint Conta Costa West
The Latina Center 

UC Berkeley Law's New Business Practicum 
Uptima Business Bootcamp

Financial Services & Alternative Lending
California Infrastructure & Economic Development Bank's Small Business Finance Center
Cooperation Richmond
CDC Small Business Finance
Community Housing Development Corporation CC-MATCH Program
Copernicus Fund
Mission Asset Fund
New Resource Bank
Northern California Community Loan Fund
Opportunity Fund
Pacific Community Ventures
State of California Jump Start Loan Program
Working Solutions


American Small Business Alliance
Diversity Information Resources
Inc. Magazine
IRS (Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center Page)
Minority Business Development Agency
National Federation of Independent Business
National Association of Women Business Owners
National Small Business Association
Small Business Administration
Small Business Taxes and Management



Richmond Main Street Initiative is dedicated to strengthening Downtown Richmond’s economic base through business retention, targeted recruitment, social entrepreneurship and financing, trend monitoring and education, and new equitable development. Explore the links below for more information about the small business resources available. Contact us with questions and for direct referrals.

Whether you’re the owner of an established enterprise who wants to revamp your business practices or you’re an entrepreneur ready to take the next step, Richmond Main Street is here to help. Visit our Business Assistance page for more information about our small business programs and technical assistance classes. 

Richmond Main Street Business Assistance Program


We are proud to partner with the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center and Contra Costa Small Business Development Center to support the small business community in Downtown Richmond. Click on the logos to explore the classes, workshops, and information available through these partners:

Our Small Business Resource Partners


Helpful Websites for Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs


Please note: This is just a small sample of the many online resources available to small businesses and entrepreneurs. This list is not intended to endorse the content of any web site not operated by the Richmond Main Street Initiative.


Richmond Main Street is partnering with the City of Richmond to encourage the development of new businesses and the expansion of existing businesses. The City of Richmond's Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) is a community-based program designed to foster local economic growth in small businesses. Download the brochure to learn more about the program and how to apply:

City of Richmond Revolving Loan Fund Program




Have questions? Need help with your application? Contact us!
Call (510) 236-4049 or email

Please make sure to include your name, business name and address, email, phone number, and brief description of your lending needs and any questions.

Small Business Certifications & Procurement Contracts

State of California Department of General Services - Cal eProcure

Document Requirements & Guides:

U.S. Federal Government - System for Awards Management (SAM)

UC Berkeley Supply Chain Management - uBuy
More info about doing business with UC Berkeley available here

Diversity Information Resources - Links & information about local, national, and international certification resources, supplier and purchaser database, and more.