Richmond Main Street Initiative - Small Business Resources

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 development. Explore the links below for more information about the small business resources available.

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, Inc.


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.

2017 Good Money Guide

Are you looking for money to start or grow your business? Would you like to make sure that the money you receive is from funders that are benefitting our community and the environment?
If you answered yes, then the Good Money Guide is for you! Check it out today to learn all about sources for ‘good local money’.

Click on the image for the digital version.
Free hard copies also availabe in our office.