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Alameda County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) 

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SBDC conducts a wide variety of business seminars across Alameda County. The Center will teach, host and sponsor some 150 educational programs each year.

CalGOLD: Business Permits Made Simple CalGOLD provides businesses with information on permits and other requirements of California agencies at all levels of government, including addresses, telephone numbers, and links to agency Internet web pages.

California Business Portal The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) was created to serve as California’s single point of contact for economic development. GO-Biz offers a range of services to business owners including: attraction, retention and expansion services, site selection, permit streamlining, clearing of regulatory hurdles, small business assistance, international trade development, and assistance with state government.

California Health Coverage Guide Provides independent, unbiased information to small business owners. The site is sponsored by Small Business Majority, a national nonpartisan small business advocacy group founded and run by small business owners.

City of Fremont Licensing & Permits Open Counter provides information on what it takes to start a business in Fremont. This site determines the requirements and fees for your specific business.

Doing Business in Alameda County Fictitious business names, business permits, employment resources as well as links to other agencies such as the California State Board of Equalization.

East Bay SCORE SCORE is an organization of successful business entrepreneurs and industry executives who volunteer to counsel and mentor businesses at no cost. 

American Factfinder Easy-to-use interface to the Census Bureau's vast files of demographic and economic statistics.

Economic Indicators Economic information on prices, wages, production, business activity, purchasing power, credit, money, and Federal finance from 1995 forward.

Survey of Current Business The latest national, international, regional, and industry estimates of economic accounts.

Federal Reserve System Economic data including current & historical interest rates, exchange rates and more.

Statistical Abstract of the United States The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States

U.S. Congress Budget and Economic Outlook 

Global EDGE This rich portal site from the University of Michigan contains country insights, market potential indicators and links to a wealth of global business resources by country or topic. 

Europages, the European Business Directory Contains 500,000 companies in 21 business sectors. Can be searched by company name, country, and product or service. 

Deloitte Global Country Guides These reports contain detailed information on doing business or investing in 60 key nations. Covers tax and investment considerations, HR regulations and visa requirements. Buyers and sellers on the world market. International leads and global company directory.

Kompass Global Business Directory Suppliers, Sales Leads, and Prospects

International Trade Statistics by Country Individual country statistics.