Resources for Businesses

There are many resources available to help your business succeed. Below are resources that offer free or low-cost services.

City of Sunnyvale Resources

City of Sunnyvale: Library

The Sunnyvale Public Library is a great place to start researching your business information needs. There are shelves of books on business plans, starting a business, and legal forms. Online resources such as A to Z Databases, Business Source Complete and the Small Business Reference Center can help you locate customers and research business topics. Call the library at 408-730-7300, option 5 for more information.

City of Sunnyvale: Recycling Program

By starting a recycling program, your company may be able to save money and natural resources. City of Sunnyvale Commercial Recycling Program staff can provide information on the recycling services and assistance available from the City as well as the wide variety of other resources that can assist in reducing waste.

Chambers of Commerce

Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce offers programs to help businesses make and save money, offer advice and access to business resources, and provide proactive and pro-business advocacy on behalf of the business. The chamber has an active network of 700 business members.

The Black Chamber of Silicon Valley

The chamber's educational projects and incubator program provides the tools needed to succeed and to grow your business.

Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Silicon Valley

The Chamber promotes and assists Filipino American businesses with resources including small business assistance, such as business start-up, loan applications, business planning, certification, and business seminars.

The Greater San Jose Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

(GSJHCC) is a democratic, open, transparent, membership-driven, entrepreneurial organization committed to serving the business community. Participants are members of different businesses, professions, vocations and government.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley offers a variety of programs and services. The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce provides on-going training and technical assistance that is culturally and linguistically sensitive to Hispanic businesses to further promote their growth and success.

Counseling and Training Services


AnewAmerica provides training and technical assistance to targeted communities for economic and social empowerment and to assist in expanding their business. The agency works with traditionally challenged communities, which include new Americans (new citizens, refugees and immigrants), women, minorities and low to moderate income households.

This online resource offers business support services including consulting and mentoring, business planning, human resources assistance and access to capital.

Find resources in Santa Clara County for research on demographics, geography and other information needed to open and expand your business.

Employment Training Panel

The Employment Training Panel (ETP) is a State of California agency that provides up to $85 million in funds for the training of California's workforce, primarily currently employed workers in companies. Small businesses with fewer than 100 employees may be eligible for a higher reimbursement rate. ETP also has other special funding categories.

NOVA Employer Services

NOVA Employer Services provides a number of quality services that address all aspects of the business cycle, from start-up and workplace development to downsizing and employee transition, and all points in-between. General categories of services include: staffing, training, retention, informational resources, and outplacement.

Renaissance Erntrepreneurship Center

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center is a non-profit organization that provides small business training and support services to women and men throughout the Bay Area; by helping them to start or grow their own business, Renaissance promotes lasting economic development for individuals and communities that traditionally have not had access to capital and business support.

Silicon Valley SCORE

SCORE is a nationwide nonprofit association dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses. Silicon Valley SCORE executive volunteers provide free confidential business counseling and low cost training to local business entrepreneurs.

Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center

The Silicon Valley SBDC is dedicated to contributing to the success of small business persons and entrepreneurs in the Greater Silicon Valley including San Mateo County and Northern Santa Clara County. Services include free expert consulting services, concentrated training, information resources, multiple locations and various seminars.

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is congressionally mandated to assist the nation's small businesses meeting their financing needs. The agency's finance programs enhance the ability to lenders to provide long and short-term loans to small businesses that might not qualify through normal lending channels.

Financial Resources

Opportunity Fund

Opportunity Fund invests in people who are working to build financial, personal and shared assets in low-income communities throughout the Bay Area. They offer low-cost loans to small businesses.

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is congressionally mandated to assist the nation's small businesses meeting their financing needs. The agency's finance programs enhance the ability to lenders to provide long and short-term loans to small businesses that might not qualify through normal lending channels.


BusinessUSA provides a collection of resources to help businesses grow. Some of the resources included are funding opportunities, learning how to export and exploring government contracting opportunities.


CalGOLD serves employers, corporate real estate executives and site location consultants considering California for new business investment and expansion.

California Business Portal

The California Secretary of State site provides information on different agencies supporting business in California.

California Department of Employment Development (EDD)

EDD can help your business find skilled workers, stay competitive and make informed decisions. They offer an array of job placement services, up-to-date information on the labor market and emerging occupations, tax and hiring incentives and more.

United States Commercial Service

U.S. Export Assistance Center, San Jose is the global business solutions unit of the United States Department of Commerce. Services include assistance with exporting goods and services, provides information on foreign markets, international partnering with potential buyers and distributors.


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