Business Assistance

Whether you are interested in starting and growing your business, finding applicable incentives or looking for financial assistance to operate your business, the California Business Portal is here to help!

Start a Business

Starting a business involves making many key decisions, both financially and legally. Learn More

Relocate or Expand Your Business

Are you looking to relocate or expand your business in California and need some guidance on where to start. Learn More

International Trade and Investment

International trade and investment are crucial to California’s economic growth. The State offers assistance for businesses looking to export and import goods and services and offers innovative programs to encourage foreign direct investment in California. Learn More

Incentives and Financing

Through partnerships with local organizations and state programs, California helps small business owners access the funding they need to manage their businesses. Learn More

Emergency Preparedness and Recovery

Businesses seeking assistance with disaster recovery and preparedness can access State and Federal resources. Learn More

Close a Business

Closing your business in California involves terminating the legal existence of the business entity by dissolving, surrendering, or canceling the business. Learn More

Email Subscriptions

Would you like to be informed as information changes in State government? Many state agencies and departments share news through email subscriptions. View the list to subscribe. Subscribe

About Us

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) was created by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to serve as the State of California's leader for job growth and economic development efforts. GO-Biz partnered with the State's Information Technology Leadership Academy 22 to create the California Business Portal.