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Welcome to the Palo Alto Business Community!

These resources will help you with starting and growing your business. All businesses are encouraged to visit the SBDC - where you will receive one-on-one help for business plans, research, financing, strategic planning, and much more.

Start a Business

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Valuing a Business

 

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    • Business Tune-Up

      Track your business' progress with this series of tune-ups. Your information is private; no one has access to it.

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How to Sell Value vs Selling Price

 

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  • Business Tune-Up

  • SWOT

  • Customer Retention

Grow your Business

Hire Employees

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Employee management: Setting Goals

 

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  • Business Tune-UP: HR

  • Create a Healthy Workplace

  • Business Entity Wizard
    • The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

      Entity Wizard

      The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

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Customer Service

 

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  • Business Entity Wizard
    • The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

      Entity Wizard

      The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

Business & Employee Training

Greening your Business

  • Business Entity Wizard
    • The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

      Entity Wizard

      The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

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    • What's Your Footprint

      Calculate your Business' Carbon and Water Footprint

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Information video about SBIR grants

 

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  • Business Tune-Up

    Track your business' progress with this series of tune-ups. Your information is private; no one has access to it.

    Email address

Financing/Managing Money

Protect your Business

  • Business Entity Wizard
    • The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

      Entity Wizard

      The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

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Cybersecurity for Small Business

 

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    • Business Tune-Up

      Track your business' progress with this series of tune-ups. Your information is private; no one has access to it.

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    • Prevent Fraud

      Protect your Business from Fraud. It happens more than you think.

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Legal Requirements for Small Businesses

 

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    • Business Tune-Up

      Track your business' progress with this series of tune-ups. Your information is private; no one has access to it.

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Woman Owned Small Business Advantage

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Your Assessment

  • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

  • New Ideas

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    Contracting Opportunities for Veterans

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    Interpreting Financial Statements and Measures in Agriculture

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  • Agriculture

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    Prevention Videos for the Construction Industry

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    Your Assessment

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    Doing Business in South Korea

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  • Sell Globally

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    Backing Accidents: Safety Video

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    Your Assessment

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  • Manufacturing

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    Understanding Material Data Safety Sheets

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  • Restaurants/Tourism

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    Best practices for cleaning and disinfecting stainless steel commercial food equipment

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    Your Assessment

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    • New Ideas

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  • Markup Calculator 

    List Price Markdown Calculator 

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    Courage to Coach - Retail

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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

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  • Retail

    Selling to Government

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    HUB Zone Primer

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