I am a Business Owner

Local Resources:

Cal Coast SBDC- provides FREE technical assistance and informational webinars.

Cal Coastal SBDC 


Monterey Bay PTAC- helps small businesses contract with federal, state and local governments at NO COST.

Monterey Bay PTAC


SCORE Central Coast- offers FREE small business assistance to new or aspiring business owners in the county.

Central Coast | SCORE


Grant Resources:

Arts Council of Monterey County- provides grants to organizations and individuals. The organization’s mission is to enrich the lives of the community through the arts. 

Arts Council for Monterey County 

CA Dream Fund- provides micro grants of up to $10,000 to seed entrepreneurship and small business creation in California.

California Dream Fund        *Not currently taking applications*


CA Grants Portal- serves as a great resource to find grants related to your business.

California Grants Portal

GO-BIZ- the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development has established a guide with various grants and tax incentives for. The office also offers no cost consultations for incentive identification, site selection, regulatory or permitting compliance assistance, foreign direct investing and export assistance.

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


Monterey County Revolving Loan Program- offers loans ranging from $5,000 to $400,000 to businesses in Monterey County.

Monterey County Revolving Loan 

Local Chamber of Commerce:

Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce- provides members with valuable business resources and information.

Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce 


Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise: 

This program facilitates the integration of disabled veterans into California's entrepreneurial economy because of their incomparable sacrifices made when they answered their Country's call.

CalVet Veteran Services 


Women’s Business Enterprise National Council:

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to helping women-owned businesses thrive. The organization also offers assistance getting your Women Owned Small Business certification.

WBENC Women's Business Enterprise National Council