Business Resources


Restaurants Care Resilience Fund provides $5,000 grants for independent restaurants. This grant can be utilized for kitchen equipment, technology upgrades, employee training/bonuses, and unforeseen hardship. Restaurants that received this grant last year are still eligible to reapply for this opportunity.

The application opened up on April 15, and is open until May 7th. Link for the application:

New City of San Diego Strategic Plan

Mayor Todd Gloria has launched an updated Strategic Plan and interactive dashboard to outline his plan to improve quality of life in San Diego with specific priority areas of focus, including supporting the regional economy, improving infrastructure, and implementing homelessness solutions. The dashboard is designed to improve transparency by allowing residents to follow along with the city’s progress in its concrete steps to improve life in San Diego. More complete details on the Strategic Plan and the dashboard can be found in the statement released by the Mayor’s office.

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses. 


Accessity’s mission is to open doors of financial opportunity, primarily to entrepreneurs of color, women, and immigrant entrepreneurs so they can build prosperous businesses and livelihoods for themselves and their families, while also strengthening their communities. Accessity offers loan programs, an extensive network of partners, the Accessity Academy, webinars, and more. 


SCORE is the nation's largest network of volunteer expert business mentors, and is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow, and achieve their goals. SCORE provides a wide range of services including: mentoring, courses on demand, online resources (e-guides, blogs, videos), and a calendar of local events. 

San Diego County Resources

This San Diego County Resources page contains valuable information on permits, licenses, and ordinances that ensure your business can stay in operation. 

San Diego and Imperial SDBC

The San Diego and Imperial SBDC have advisors that are proven experts in their fields and are dedicated to helping entrepreneurs succeed. Schedule free 1-1 advising sessions, attend live workshops, and receive on-demand training on a wide variety of business topics. 

The Supplier ClearingHouse

Women, minority, LGBT, and disabled veteran-owned businesses are invited to join The Supplier Clearing House’s supplier diversity program. The Supplier Clearinghouse certifies these firms and publishes a directory for use by participating utility companies and the public. The program provides certified MBE, WBE, DVBE, and LGBTBE firms the opportunity to participate in a wide range of business opportunities. 

Contract with Federal, State, and Local Governments

At, learn how your business can search and compete for contract opportunities with federal, state, and local governments, and U.S. territories. Also find out how your business can secure contracts and sell to the military and federal agencies. 

Contract with Federal, State, and Local Governments

Visit to source contracting opportunities from federal contracting offices. Anyone interested in doing business with the government can use this system to search for opportunities. Opportunities include pre-solicitation notices, solicitation notices, award notices, and sole source notices. 

Google For Nonprofits

By creating a Google for Nonprofits account, your organization will have access to a host of benefits to increase your nonprofit’s impact. Collaborate more effectively with the Google suite, secure up to $10,000 of in-kind advertising from Google each month, and engage your supporters with captivating video content. 

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