Mentoring, Consulting, and Workshops

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!

You can overcome any roadblock in the way of your entrepreneurial success!

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.

Contact Info:

Debbie Muramoto


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.

Contact Info:


Cost: $0

This resource center, located at 6221 West Lane, Ste 105, Stockton, CA 95210, 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.

Contact Info:


6221 West Lane, #105

Stockton, CA, 95210

Cost: $0-$25 on average

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.

Contact Info:

Gene Acevedo

[email protected]


Cost: $0

Non-profit organization offering entrepreneur workshops in both English & Spanish ONLINE in partnership with the Mexican Heritage Center and the City of Stockton.

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

In 2021, they are also offering free 1:1 advising sessions for small businesses!

Check the website or their Eventbrite page to learn the dates of upcoming sessions!

Contact Info:

Courtney Wood

[email protected]


Cost: $0

Main Street Launch offers workshops for entrepreneurs, as well as financing opportunities.

Contact Info:

Richard Morris

[email protected]


Cost: $0 for workshops


445 W Weber Ave #220


178 W. Adams St

By Appointment Only


42 N Sutter St #217


5637 N Pershing Ave #B-8, Stockton, CA 95207