Business Tools, Forms, and Resource Links

Business startup

Other business start-up resources

Business financing

Business insurance

Business plan

Business license

Buy/sell business

Cash flow and budget management

Credit repair

Customer service

Cyber security


Government contracting

Human resources

International trade - importing and exporting

Local assistance

Monterey County

San Benito county

Managing a business

  • SBA SizeUp Tool will help you manage and grow your business by benchmarking it against competitors, mapping your customers, competitors and suppliers, and locating the best places to advertise.
  • Tips for Managing a Business


Market research

Moving your business to another state

Online business courses

  • CSUMB Global Classroom - Hundreds of online business, technology and career readiness courses and video tutorials. Some courses are free and some are subscription based.
  • SBA Learning Center - 30 online courses for starting, managing, financing, and marketing a business; they also have 22 government contracting online courses.

Patents, trademarks & copyrights

Permits, regulations, and licenses

State and regional resources

Tax information

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