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
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 

Uptima Business Bootcamp

Financial Services & Alternative Lending
California Infrastructure & Economic Development Bank's Small Business Finance Center
Jump Start Loan Program (microloans, technical assistance and financial literacy training), Small Business Loan Guarantee Program, & Farm Loan Program
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
Working Solutions


American Small Business Alliance
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.

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.