Resources

RESOURCES



805connect

805connect is a comprehensive database created to provide an official directory and networking platform to connect all of the businesses in the 805 area code. More than a simple business directory, 805connect provides a single place for public entities, private organizations, businesses, entrepreneurs and non-profits, as well as educational institutions to have visibility and connect within the regional business community. www.805connect.com

America's Job Center of California San Luis Obispo

America's Job Center of California provides services in San Luis Obispo County by meeting the needs of employers and those seeking jobs, education, and training.

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Cal Poly

The Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) helps students and community members acquire the tools, develop the skills and cultivate the mindset of an entrepreneur so that they may create economic and social value throughout the world. While it can mean starting a new business, entrepreneurial careers can be found or created in just about every field, industry, and organization.

At the center, students and community members are immersed in the entrepreneurial process through hands-on innovation programs focused on our three distinct areas: LEARN, PREPARE and LAUNCH.  cie.calpoly.edu


Cuesta College Business & Entrepreneurship Center

The mission of the Small Business Sector is to work together with industry and education to improve and expand our business and entrepreneurial curriculum so we better deliver a job-ready workforce and entrepreneurial leaders needed to ensure California's economic growth and global competitiveness. Business & Entrepreneurship Center


Mission Community Services Corporation

Mission Community Services Corporation is dedicated to enhancing opportunities for potential entrepreneurs and small business owners to become self-sustaining, successful contributors to their communities, with special assistance for women, low-income, minority, veterans, and non-profit businesses in San Luis Obispo, Kern, and Monterey Counties. www.MCSCorp.org


SCORE: Counselors to America's Small Business

The San Luis Obispo County Chapter of SCORE is part of a nationwide nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small businesses in San Luis Obispo County and the Santa Maria Valley. www.sloscore.org


SLO HotHouse

The SLO HotHouse is a community space created through the efforts of Cal Poly, the city and county of San Luis Obispo, the business community, and the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE). The goal of the SLO HotHouse is to support students and community members as they work to create new innovations and start business ventures.

The SLO HotHouse seeks to attract and support the most vibrant talent and promising innovators and entrepreneurs in an effort to build a unique and passionate startup culture in San Luis Obispo.  www.slohothouse.com


SLO Partners

SLO Partners is a regional consortium of business, industry, education, and community leaders committed to working together for collective impact in workforce and economic development by aligning education systems and employment programs with economic opportunities. SLO Partners was formed under the aegis of the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education. www.slopartners.org


Spokes

Spokes’ mission is to train and empower nonprofits to fulfill their missions. Building on 15 years of service and support for nonprofit organizations throughout the Central Coast, Spokes is inspired by a vision where our local nonprofit sector has the skills and organizational capacity it needs to dramatically improve the health and vitality of our shared community. www.spokesfornonprofits.org

Women's Economic Ventures (WEV)

In 1991 Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) established its micro-loan fund and self-employment training program. Since then, they have worked diligently to create an equitable and just society through the economic empowerment of women. And although WEV targets women because of the unique challenges they face, they help men, too. wevonline.org

NETWORKING



MIT Enterprise Forum

The Central Coast MIT Enterprise Forum hosts the region's top business and technology events in Santa Barbara. Each month, they bring together veteran business leaders and experts to host events designated to educate, inform and inspire entrepreneurs. www.mitcentralcoast.org

Softec

Softec is a non­profit organization with over 2,000 members committed to creating and promoting technology events for enthusiasts of all ages throughout the community to connect, network, educate and learn. Our goal is to cultivate relationships, advocacy, and economic development for the software and technology industries here on the Central Coast by aligning local businesses, individuals and educational resources in our community to produce a thriving hub of innovation. www.softec.org


Young Professionals Networking Group

The Young Professionals Networking Group in San Luis Obispo, founded in 2006, is a 501(c)(4) organization that connects local young professionals with community events, professional seminars and various social networking functions. It is the mission of YPNG to enrich the lives of young professionals by facilitating events which create opportunities for professional development, community involvement, and the establishment of personal connections with other young professionals. www.ypng.org


CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE



Atascadero Chamber of Commerce

The Atascadero Chamber of Commerce exists to be the Catalyst for business growth, the Convener for leaders and influencers, and the Champion for a stronger community. Check out thier annual keynote events and more. atascaderochamber.org


Cayucos Chamber of Commerce

The Cayucos Chamber of Commerce strives to be a cornerstone in the development of our unique beach community. The chamber supports and promotes local businesses; educates and informs tourists of the opportunities available to them in the area; and encourages residents in community involvement and provides a voice for community concern.


Los Osos / Baywood Park Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Los Osos / Baywood Park Chamber of Commerce is to accept a leadership role and participate in activities directed toward creating, maintaining and improving an environment which is conducive to the establishment and successful operation of business enterprises in our community. www.lobpchamber.org


Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce

The Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce empowers business through connection, advocay, and education. They hold monthly networking events, educational seminars, and topical forums designed to foster an informed and successful business culture. www.morrochamber.org


Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce

WAKE UP PASO is a great networking opportunity for your business. Hear from local professionals regarding relevant topics that affect the business community and enjoy breakfast. It's the best way to start your day!  pasorobleschamber.org


San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce

GOOD MORNING SLO ~ A dynamic and informative 90-minute breakfast program specifically geared to San Luis Obispo business people. Held on the fourth Thursday of each month, local experts focus on a wide variety of community and business topics. www.slochamber.org

South Coast Chambers of Commerce

Welcome to the South County Chambers of Commerce
Arroyo Grande • Avila Beach • Grover Beach • Nipomo • Oceano • Pismo Beach

Established in 1961, the Chamber is committed to developing and maintaining a vital and thriving economy. The Board of Directors and professional staff supports and educates its members through networking opportunities, business workshops and promotional programs. southcountychambers.org


Templeton Chamber of Commerce

A private, non-profit business advocacy and marketing organization dedicated to fostering economic vitality, improving quality of life and encouraging cooperation in the town of Templeton, California and in the surrounding region. Check out their events page. www.templetonchamber.com


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