California Capital Access Program (CalCAP) for Small Business (California State Treasurer)
The California Capital Access Program for Small Business (CalCAP SB or Program) encourages banks and other financial institutions to make loans to small businesses that have difficulty obtaining financing. If you own a small business and need a loan for start-up, expansion or working capital, you may receive more favorable loan terms from a lender if your loan is enrolled in the CalCAP Loan Loss Reserve Program. This program helps communities by providing financing to businesses that create jobs and improve the economy.
California Business Portal (Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development)
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) serves as the State of California’s leader for job growth and economic development efforts. GO-Biz created this online business resource guide, the California Business Portal, to assist businesses looking to open or expand in the Golden State.
Access Compliance Reference Materials (Department of General Services - Division of the State Architect)
Locate reference materials on the application and use of the accessibility provisions of the California Building Code (CBC) for state and local government buildings and facilities, privately owned public accommodations and commercial facilities, and public housing.
Certified Access Specialist (CASp) Property Inspection (Department of General Services - Division of the State Architect)
The public can learn the benefits of hiring a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) through the Division of the State Architect (DSA) to inspect buildings and sites for compliance with applicable state and federal construction-related accessibility standards.
Disability Access Services (Department of Rehabilitation)
Serves as a resource that provides public information, consultation, training and technical assistance to state and local government, consumers, employers and businesses to help prevent accessibility issues.
Department of Fair Employment and Housing
The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) enforces the Unruh Act and the state’s other anti-discrimination laws. This law requires both public and private businesses to provide individuals “full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, privileges or services.” It applies to housing and public accommodations as well as to establishments such as stores, restaurants, barber shops, among others.
California Department of Justice (Attorney General's Office)
If you would like to report a complaint about a business, check the complaint referral table to find the government agency that regulates that business. You can report your complaint directly to that regulating agency.
If your complaint is not against a business that is regulated by another agency, then you may file a complaint with the Attorney General’s Office using the Complaint Against Business form.