Business Assistance

SEP (Sebastopol Entrepreneurs Project)

The Sebastopol Entrepreneurs Project was created to support our local economy by helping regional businesses meet the challenges of the new economy in the most sustainable manner possible. Most entrepreneurs need information about how to start a business. SEP offers free classes on a wide variety of subjects, video archives and helpful links to make you a smarter businessperson.  For more information call Phone: 707 861-3390 or Email: sepent@sonic.net.  Visit www.sepyes.com

SCORE
Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SCORE is America's premier source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs. www.score.org

For a list of upcoming SCORE workshops, click here: /sites/default/files/u158/SCORE%20Workshop%20schedule%20-%20Fall%202016%20-%20PDF.pdf

Sonoma County EDB
The Sonoma County Economic Development Board (EDB) provides assistance services directed toward encouraging the startup, retention and expansion of Sonoma County businesses and jobs, particularly with small businesses; creation of new jobs and employment opportunities; and diversification of economic activity and strengthening the County's tax base. The EDB has two major functions:

  • to provide information and referral services to help local businesses to start up, succeed, and grow;
  • to develop and disseminate factual data regarding significant economic activities, trends and projections for Sonoma County.

In addition, the Economic Development Director performs numerous activities on behalf of the Board of Supervisors ranging from coordination to analysis of issues impacting Sonoma County.