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Once a business is launched the next question is usually how to grow it and make it more successful.

The City’s Business Concierge can help business owners launch or grow their business. Need a larger location? The Concierge can connect you with correct staff members to assist you either find a new location or improve and expand your current location. Business Concierge staff identify requirements specific to the unique needs of each business and will identify applicable codes to the specific type of improvement being made and only require information on plans that pertain to the scope of work. They will connect you with regulatory agencies for their permitting requirements and connect you with organizations like the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce that support programs that promote business vitality and networking opportunities.

Other ways to grow your business:

Connect With Your Community

  • Participate in networking opportunities, business expos and business referral networks offered by the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce
  • Join in popular community events, such as Farmers Markets, the Art & Wind Festival in May, or programs that promote business, like the Passport Program
  • Share your ideas about how to improve San Ramon’s business environment with your elected officials and the Economic Development Advisory Committee.

Develop Your Workforce

Finding and retaining employees is an integral part of the success of any business. Workforce considerations should include area demographics, local wage trends, and availability of relevant training. It’s important to identify workforce requirements and develop job descriptions that will allow the organization to achieve short- and long-term goals.

Local Resources for Workforce Development:

Research Grants, Tax Credits, and Incentives

The County and State offer countless other incentives to encourage private investment, façade and property improvements, job creation, workforce development, and energy-efficient practices.

Hone Your Professional Skills

 Contra Costa Small Business Development Center (SBDC): The Center delivers individualized advising and training in collaboration with community partners to business owners, the self-employed and emerging entrepreneurs seeking assistance in starting, growing or managing their operations.  All services are no-cost and offered throughout the County. 

Bishop Ranch Intelligence Innovation Accelerator (BRIIA) In addition to offering a structured accelerator program for start-ups, BRIIA offers a coworking community of tech entrepreneurs and hosts a variety of events, such as the San Ramon Hackathon.

Local community colleges including Contra Costa Community College, Diablo Valley Community College and Chabot-Las Positas Community College, offer business management courses in a traditional classroom setting or online.

East Bay SCORE offers free business mentoring low- or no-cost business training, numerous templates and tools.

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