Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration: http://www.sba.gov/community
 
Accion San Diego is a non-profit organization striving to bring economic opportunity and access to financing to small business owners in San Diego County.
 
San Diego SCORE is the premier source of free small business advice for entrepreneurs. SCORE mentors provide free and confidential business assistance to both prospective entrepreneurs and existing small business owners throughout San Diego and Imperial counties.  They also provide programs specific for women business owners and conduct low-cost workshops that address many of the essential techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.
 
 
San Diego Regional Minority Supplier Development Council  http://supplierdiversitysd.org/
Learn how to become a certified Minority Business Enterprise. SDRMSDC's mission is to expand business opportunities for minority business enterprises and create mutually beneficial links between corporate members and minority business enterprises. The ultimate outcome is to add economic value to the supply chain while increasing economic opportunities for the minority business community.
 
Business Utility Zone Gateway (Buzgate): http://www.buzgate.org/8.0/ca/ch_women.html
The site has a section devoted to supporting women's efforts in starting, growing and succeeding in business. They offer free online tools and a virtual business incubator.
 
ChooseWhat.com helps guide entrepreneurs through the process of starting a business. Use their simple Startup Guide to complete the necessary steps for getting your business up and running as soon as possible.