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Business Websites

Orange Chamber of Commerce

Summary:  The Voice of Business in the Orange Community.

Commentary:  Orange Chamber of Commerce Mission is to serve its members and strengthen the economy by representing business, promoting the community, and facilitating connections.  The Chamber newsletter can be found HERE.

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Orange County Business Portal

Summary:  Site that aims to bring various county government agencies & services within easy reach of the business community.

Commentary:  A variety of online resources including Business names, licensing, Requests for Proposals, Laws & Regulations, Taxes, and a whole section of help to start a Business.

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Summary:  Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development.

Commentary:  Created to serve as California's single point of contact for economic development and job creation efforts.  GO-Biz offers a range of services to business owners including:  attraction, retention and expansion services, site selection, permit streamlining, clearing of regulatory hurdles, small business assistance, international trade development, assistance with state government, and much more.

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California Business Portal

Summary:  California Secretary of State's Business Portal.

Commentary:  This site has a wide variety of help for businesses in California.  Included are Forms, fees, special filings, Notary public, fraud & identity theft help, trademark assistance, and the Uniform Commercial Code.

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U.S. Small Business Administration

Summary:  Aids, counsels, protects and assists the interests of small Business concerns.

Commentary:  The SBA is a government agency that helps small businesses start, grow and thrive.  They have loans & financing, help with advocacy, laws & regulations, provide counseling & training, connect people through networking & communities and offer a variety of other resources that help entrepreneurs.

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Summary:  A trusted source of business information since 1990.

Commentary:  Hoover's maintains a database of more than 80 million companies and 90 million people using an in-house editorial staff of industry experts.  It also offers industry information and analysis.

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Summary:  SCORE grows successful small businesses across America, one business at a time.

Commentary:  A nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.  Through a network of 12,000+ volunteers, they are able to offer services, such as Mentoring, Counseling & Workshops, at no charge or at very low cost.

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Better Business Bureau

Summary:  BBB's mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust.

Commentary:  Know most for their accreditation, the BBB creates communities of trustworthy businesses, sets standards for marketplace trust, encourages best practices, celebrates marketplace role models, and denounces substandard marketplace behavior.

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