Other Downtown Business Resources

Is there something stopping you from opening or expanding your Downtown business?

There’s help available!

The resources listed below assist Downtown entrepreneurs at any stage of the way – from business plan development, to choosing a business entity, to financing, to hiring employees, to purchasing insurance, to filing taxes, to using Quickbooks, to creating a marketing strategy, and even to landing million-dollar government contracts!

With all of this assistance available right here in the district, and most of it being FREE, you can overcome any roadblock in the way of your entrepreneurial success!

California Capital Small Business Development Center


This resource center, originally located in Sacramento, now has a branch here in Downtown Stockton at 445 W. Weber Ave.!

They offer FREE business start-up and development assistance for small business owners, including workshops, access to capital, and individual help.

They will assist any small business, but have a special commitment to meeting the unique needs of women entrepreneurs and women in business.


Cost $0




This non-profit offers FREE business assistance in the form of mentoring, counseling, and workshops. Entrepreneurs receive advice from experienced executives, professionals, and business owners who have been in their industry for many years.

S.C.O.R.E.  is working on the growth of its Downtown Stockton branch at 445 W. Weber Ave.

To request a mentor, call  (209) 946-6293


Cost: $0


San Joaquin Delta College Small Business Development Center


This resource center, located at 56 S. Lincoln, offers confidential business consulting and training.


They will assist you with any aspect of small business development, from starting a small business to expanding or helping with problems in an existing business.


Cost: $0-$25 on average


Stockton Impact Corps


Offering FREE expert business consulting, business plan revision, and other resources, including access to available capital that businesses and individuals need to grow and thrive.


The organization is aimed at helping under-served segments of the local population and is located at 110 N San Joaquin.


Cost: $0



Centro Entrepreneur Workshops


Non-profit organization offering 9-session entrepreneur workshops at the Mexican Heritage Center at 111 S. Sutter St. in both English and Spanish.

Participants develop their own basic business plans through the use of an app, and develop their business pitches.

Check the website to learn the dates of upcoming sessions!


Cost: $45, $20 for low income participants



Entrepreneur Lab


The Entrepreneur Lab offers advising, a co-working space, access to VCs and Angel Investors, and more!


This 12-week, intensive incubation program aids for-profit businesses in high-growth fields via on-on-one coaching. Sessions take place at 110 N. San Joaquin.


Cost: 2% equity in your company