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Dedicated to promoting the Lompoc Valley and the prosperity of businesses in the community through a unified organization.
The Lompoc Chamber is an association of over 250 member businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals committed to promoting and maintaining a strong economy and quality of life in the Lompoc Valley. Economic Development is very important to the Chamber’s mission. Below is a list of business support organizations and resources that help both current business owners and entrepreneurs in any stage of development. This list of resources should help with information about how to start or grow your business.
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Santa Barbara County Small Business Development Center
The Santa Barbara County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is part of the Ventura County EDC-SBDC, the Los Angeles Regional Network, and the national Small Business Administration (SBA). They provide individualized consulting and training to new and growing businesses. For a confidential no-cost consultation, contact them for an appointment – the intake process link is on their website.
Economic Development Collaborative (EDC)
The EDC creates confident, connected, and directed business owners, civic leaders, and community partners by providing tools to build pathways for economic development. A private nonprofit, the EDC was founded in 1996 with funding from the County of Ventura, the 10 cities in the county and key private-sector companies to provide a pathway to business growth, economic prosperity and high quality of life for all.
Santa Barbara County Clerk-Recorder
Any person who regularly transacts business, under a fictitious name, in the County of Santa Barbara is required to file a Fictitious Business Name Statement with the Clerk-Recorder within 40 days of first transacting business. You can file a statement at either of the two Clerk-Recorder offices in Santa Maria or Santa Barbara, or you can complete the form online, and mail it with payment to one of the offices.
CalGold Business Permit System
Part of the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, this website assists you in finding appropriate permit information for your business. It also provides contact information for the various agencies that administer & issue these permits.
Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV)
Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) established its micro-loan fund and self-employment training program in 1991. Since then, we have worked diligently to create an equitable and just society through the economic empowerment of women. And although we target women because of the unique challenges they face, we help men, too. WEV programs combine classroom training, capital and individual technical assistance to support the small business entrepreneur through start-up, stabilization and growth phases. Most services are provided in Spanish and English. WEV uses our own custom training curriculum: From Vision to Venture: Planning for Business Success. Currently in its seventh edition, it is published in both Spanish and English.
Workforce Development Board of Santa Barbara County
The Workforce Development Board of Santa Barbara County (WDB) develops innovative workforce strategies that help businesses, individuals and industries achieve and sustain economic vitality across all communities in Santa Barbara County. The WDB is a public/private partnership created by the Federal Workforce Investment Act legislation and is staffed by the County of Santa Barbara.
Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. The Los Angeles District Office serves Santa Barbara County and is a full-service financing office offering Microloans, 7(a), 504, CAPLines, Community Advantage, Export Working Capital, and SBA Express Programs. Technical assistance is readily available through an extensive network of three SCORE chapters, four Women Business Centers and nine Small Business Development Centers.
SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300 chapters. As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 10 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964.
Better Business Bureau of the Tri-Counties
BBB Serving Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Cou