SBA

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America’s future, and to helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.

SBA provides resources for women-owned businesses.

SCORE

SCORE offers the nation’s largest, network of free, expert business mentors.
If you’re just starting a business, SCORE mentors can provide the practical action plan, education and tools you need to open your doors and establish a customer base. Already own a business? Our volunteer mentors can help identify ways to increase profit, improve employee and customer satisfaction, and achieve work/ life balance.
 With SCORE, you can have the honest, confidential and sometimes tough conversations about managing money, motivating your team, and other business topics. We can be your confidant, your cheerleader and your accountability partner on your path to achieving success.

 To Access SCORE Email Mentoring  please  CLICK HERE.

The Orange County chapter of SCORE, Chapter 114, is comprised of over 100 volunteer mentors who leverage their expertise to help start and grow small businesses.

Orange County SCORE offers:

  • No-cost personal mentoring at locations throughout Orange County
  • Free and low-cost workshops on a variety of business topics at many locations
  • The no-cost use of an Advisory Board of mentors for existing businesses
  • CEO Forum, a program for existing business owners to work through their issues in a peer-to-peer learning environment
  • Women in Business Breakfasts, bi-monthly events for learning and networking
  • The annual Women Business Owners Conference, an opportunity to hear from knowledgeable speakers, learn from successful peers and network with others
  • Email mentoring through the national SCORE website ( www.SCORE.org)

SBDC

Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) provide assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout the United States and its territories. SBDCs help entrepreneurs realize the dream of business ownership and help existing businesses remain competitive in a complex, ever-changing global marketplace. SBDCs are hosted by leading universities and state economic development agencies, and funded in part through a partnership with SBA.

OC Health Care Agency

Behavioral Health Services Navigation/OC Links Information and Referral Line Information and referral line for mental and behavioral health and substance abuse treatment for clients of all ages and severity levels.

Anita Aminian, LMFT
Phone: 714-834-2215

PARS Equality Center

As a community-based social and legal services organization, Pars Equality Center is a registered 501(C)(3) non-profit dedicated to helping all members of the Iranian-American community and other Persian-speaking countries realize their full potential as informed, self-reliant, and responsible members of American society. We believe that learning and teaching the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in a democracy as well as the rules and rewards of entrepreneurship are the necessary ingredients for our success as a community.

Phone:  949-392-8111  or 949-392-8222
Address:  2091 Business Center Drive, Suite 230,  Irvine , CA 92612