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Green Business Program
Green businesses work to conserve energy, use renewable resources, and hold themselves accountable for environmental and social impacts. The Chamber’s Green Business Program helps businesses become sustainable, or “GREEN,” saving energy costs, and it strives to promote organizations that do. Participation is free and voluntary. Benefits include free or low-cost energy-saving retrofits, advertising and promotion, cost savings and learning opportunities to continue improving sustainability.
Thomas Jefferson School of Law: Legal Clinics
The school’s Small Business Law Center (SBLC) helps underserved local businesses and supports community economic development in San Diego with no-cost legal assistance to small businesses and nonprofits in the community. Assistance is offered in: business formation, contract review and negotiation, commercial leasing, subsidized property transactions, non-profit tax exemption, permitting and licensing, and employment issues. Call (619) 961-4382 or visit www.tjsl.edu.
National City’s City Manager Round Table Wednesdays
On the first Wednesday of each month at 9 a.m., the City Manager hosts a round table Q&A forum with all city department heads. Sign up today!
SCORE Business Counseling
SCORE is a non-profit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed. It is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), providing workshops and opportunities to connect with experienced executives. Online workshops are also available 24/7. Available at Chamber office every Wednesday (9a.m. -1p.m.). To schedule an appointment, call (619) 557-7272.
SDSU Technical Assistance Program
Designed to assist women-owned, minority-owned and other small businesses, the program can provide consulting for such things as marketing studies, advertising and promotion, web development, business plan creation and business expansion, accounting and bookkeeping, insurance, contract bidding, import-export, government programs, time management, human resources and a variety of other areas. To learn more, call (619)594-3950.
National City’s Enterprise Zone
Although the state’s Enterprise Zone program was terminated Jan. 1, 2014, certain tax credits for hiring employees in the past, and for the purchase and use of equipment in the past, will carry forward. Available credits must be claimed prior to Jan. 1, 2015.
Writing a Business Plan
When a person decides to start a business, it can be an exciting and overwhelming time. Like any new endeavor, people are often anxious to get started, but this can cause them to skip steps such as creating a business plan, which is vital to their success. A business plan is a carefully thought-out document that describes a business, its goals, and how one plans to achieve them. Learn more!
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National City Chamber of Commerce (619) 477-9339
901 National City Blvd., National City, CA