Small Business Resources


Small businesses (1-99 employees) play an essential role in California's regional economies and industry clusters, generating an annual payroll of $189 billion in 2010. Definitions of small businesses often vary by program and industry. At times small businesses are defined by the number of employees and in other cases are defined by gross receipts and/or other financial data.


As your Assemblyman, I am here to listen and carefully watch all legislation that could have an impact on small businesses. On this page you will find many of the resources that our district and state have to offer for small businesses.

California's economic recovery will in large part depend on what we do to support our small businesses. Currently, the Legislature is working hard to enact sensible and responsible measures that will help our small businesses continue to thrive.

Fast Facts about California Small Business

Employment Development Department (EDD) – State of California
1151 Spruce Street.
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 955-3100
Contact: Frances Gines, Employment Services Representative

Small Business Administration (SBA)
Regional Office, Santa Ana, CA
(714) 550-7420

City of Riverside Office of Economic Development
(877) 748-7433
3900 Main Street
2nd Floor
Riverside, CA 92522

County of Riverside Economic Development Agency
3403 10th Street, Suite 400
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: 951.955.8916
Fax: 951.955.6686
TTY: 951.955.9495

Riverside County Workforce Development Center
1151 Spruce Street.
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 955-3100
Contact: Kathy Boyer, Economic Development Specialist

Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce
(951) 683-7100
3985 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501

Greater Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
3985 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 683-7100
Contact: Erlan Gonzalez, President

Inland Empire African American Chamber of Commerce
1911 E. Commerce Center, Suite 212
San Bernardino, CA 92408
(909) 888-5223
Contact: Troy Adams, Executive Board Member

Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
1201 Research Park Dr., Ste. 100
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 781-2345
Contact: Vincent McCoy, Executive Director

Inland Empire Minority Business Development Center (MBDC)
1533 Spruce Street, Ste 215
Riverside, Ca 92507
(951) 320-7020
Contact: Elizabeth Rios, Vice President

Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP)
1201 Research Park Dr., Ste. 100
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 779-6700
Contact: Karin Weddig-Durant, Vice President

Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE)
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397
(909) 537-5708
Contact: Michael Stull, Director

Inland Empire Women’s Business Center (IEWBC)
202 E. Airport Drive, Suite 155
San Bernardino, CA 92408
(909) 890-1242
Contact: Michelle Skiljan, Executive Director