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San Jose - Silicon Valley's one-stop resource for businesses and entrepreneurs.

Begin Here - Find out how we can help you

Business Readiness Assessment - Evaluate your business

Locating Business Space - Search LoopNet database to locate available retail & commercial space

Business Plan Template - Create a business plan


Procurement Opportunities - Find out how government and private contracting works

EconoVue - Access local and national economic datasets


Just Ask BOS - Search our entire site for information regarding your business problems

Green Assessment Tool - Evaluate how Green your business is

Forum - Collaborate with entrepreneurs and our Business Services Staff

Online Library - Search our online library for useful business information

For TTY access call: (408) 294-9337

Small Business Ignite

Join a Small Business Ignite session to learn from industry experts, network with other owners of local businesses, develop your business plans and marketing strategies and expand your customer base through social media. Small Business Ignite offers free in-person training and networking sessions paired with virtual mentoring with private sector industry leaders for small businesses in the City of San José.

Santa Clara County Placarding/Scoring Program

On April 29th, 2014 the County Board of Supervisors voted and approved the combined placarding and scoring system. The Restaurant Placarding/Scoring System includes posting colored placards (green, yellow, red) at food facilities and detailed inspection results with numerical compliance scores online.

10/31/2014 05:00 PM PDT
Japantown Halloween with JBA & San Jose Taiko!
Taiko performance, safety skit, trick or treat at Japantown businesses and watch and listen to SJ Taiko as they drum in friendly battle as they walk around the district! Also - to kick-off 125th Year Anniversary of Japantown - an outdoor movie!
11/04/2014 05:30 PM PDT
Drop-In Business Counseling
Have questions on starting or expanding your business? Room 455 An Office of Economic Development employee will answer questions related to registering a business, obtaining business permits, and zoning. Pre-registration is not required.