Small Business Financing in California Guide
Central Sierra Economic Development District & Mother Lode Job Training – Partner with local economic development offices to bring workforce and economic development assistance to businesses and residents throughout the Mother Lode Region.
Northeastern California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) San Joaquin Delta College – Business assistance to provide access to capital, consultants, and educational workshops thought a robust network.
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) – Business customers investing in facility equipment, new construction, and energy efficiency measures are eligible for a variety of loans, technical assistance programs, and rebates.
Timber Harvesting Partial Sales and Use Tax Exemption – Partial exemption from sales and use tax for sales and purchases of equipment, machinery and their parts designed primarily for off-road use in commercial timber harvesting operations.
Tax Exemption for Farm Equipment – Partial exemption from the sales and use tax became available under section 6356.5 for the sale, storage, use, or other consumption of farm equipment, machinery and their parts to qualified persons for use in qualifying activities. The partial exemption also applies to leases of certain farm equipment and machinery.
Beginning Farmer Bonds - Beginning Farmer Bonds are used to back below-market interest rate financing for eligible agricultural land, construction/improvements, breeder livestock and equipment for qualified farmer.
Industrial Development Bond Project Program - Small-Issue Industrial Development Bonds (IDBs) are tax-exempt, private-activity bonds that are issued to provide financing for construction or expansion of manufacturing facilities, or the purchase of new equipment.
California Competes – State Income Tax credits available to businesses that want to come to California or stay and grow in California.
The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA) – Provides a full sales and use tax exclusion for advanced manufacturers, manufacturers of alternative source and advanced transportation products, and manufacturers using recycled feedstock.
GO-Biz – California small business assistance, international trade development, assistance with state government.
Manufacturing and R&D Partial Sales and Tax Exemption - Manufacturers and certain research and developers may qualify for a partial exemption of sales and use tax on certain manufacturing and research and development equipment purchases and leases.
California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) CLEEN Center – Offers financing to public agencies and non-profit corporations to help achieve the State’s greenhouse gas reduction goals and increase market confidence in green investing.
New Employment Credit - Income tax credit available to companies that hire full-time employees within designated geographic areas.
Employment Training Panel (ETP) – Provides funding to employers for training associated with upgrading the skills of their workers.
USDA - Provides funding opportunities for rural small businesses through loans, loan guarantees, and grants.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – Several small business grant and loan programs.
U.S Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration – the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.