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The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) is a non-profit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. The Permit Assistance unit provides comprehensive permit and regulatory compliance assistance state-wide for businesses in California. The Permit Assistance unit also works with local and regional permitting agencies to provide permit identification and regulatory compliance assistance at the local level. The team will also act as a neutral facilitator between state regulatory agencies and businesses to resolve permitting issues. The services provided by the Permit Assistance unit are confidential and free of charge. The Lyles Center is known for its variety of programs and services that deliver applied learning, professional consulting, and managed problem solving. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) sets and upholds high standards for fair and honest business behavior. BBB provides objective advice, free business reviews, and educational information on topics affecting marketplace trust. BBB also offers complaint and dispute resolution support for consumers and businesses when there is difference in viewpoints. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a variety of business programs and support services to help navigate the issues faced through the business life cycle.  SBA provides counseling, mentoring and training, and works with all lending institutions including banks and non-profits to provide access to capital. The Business Services Center (BSC) offers an integrated service delivery network that connects businesses to business solutions from start-up through retention, expansion, and layoff, if necessary. All services and the use of the BSC are at no charge. The Water, Energy and Technology (WET) center provides business consulting services and technology evaluation to entrepreneurs and established businesses in the water, energy and agriculture technology space. The Fresno State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is part of the UC Merced SBDC regional network and provides one-on-one business consulting, workshops, research, and online learning services. The Central Valley Business Incubator is the valley's leading resource for entrepreneurs, innovators, technologists and small business owners who want to test a technology, start or strengthen their business, connect to a market or commercialize a product or service. The Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno county (EDC) markets Fresno county as the premier location to expand and grow core industries. We strive to facilitate site selection for new businesses and assist in the retention and expansion of businesses that are already located in the area. We are the essential connection! The Fresno Export Assistance Center has proven international trade expertise. if you’re looking to make your first export sale or expand to additional international markets, we offer the trade counseling, market intelligence, business matchmaking, and commercial diplomacy you need to connect with lucrative business opportunities. The Fresno Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) is a certified financial institution, providing financing, training, and asset development services for low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs.

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