Support Services

Small Business Help From SCORE

 
SCORE has the largest network of free volunteer small business mentors in the nation. No matter what stage your business is at SCORE can be a valuable resource. The Lafayette Chamber of Commerce has been partnering with SCORE for over 15 years. We welcome our chamber members and community members to schedule a complimentary meeting with a SCORE representative on Tuesdays from 1:30pm -4:00pm in our chamber office at 251 Lafayette Circle, Ste 150.
 
 
Mike Harris is our in-house SCORE counselor. Mike earned a BS with an emphasis on electronics from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA from Santa Clara University. After a few years in engineering, Mike spent most of his career in high tech marketing and operations management. While continuing to work in electronics he helped manage his family retail business. After retiring from his career in electronics, Mike began working with small businesses helping them obtain working capital loans. Besides mentoring, Mike helps present SCORE business plans and financial planning workshops.
 
 
To schedule your appointment, please call the Lafayette Chamber at (925) 284-7404 or book your appointment online here. In person meetings at the Lafayette Chamber office are by appointment only.
 
SCORE also offers free and low cost workshops. VIEW WORKSHOP SCHEDULE HERE 
 
 

Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County: COVID-19 Resource Hotline Call Center for Businesses and Jobseekers

As part of their Bounce Back Contra Costa campaign, the Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County (WDB), is providing information and resources to help businesses and employees/job seekers navigate through this COVID-19 crisis. Call the WDB COVID-19 Resource Hotline Call Center at 1-833-320-1919, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm or click here to email. For further details, visit https://www.wdbccc.com.
 
 
 

 

East Bay Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The East Bay Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides no cost small business advising and training. They assist small business owners with: Small Business Loans, Operations/Financial Management, Government Contracting/Procurement, Exporting Assistance and much more!

Address: 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard, VBT 346, Hayward, CA 94542
510-885-4806
Website: www.eastbaysbdc.org

 

 

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“We are very impressed with your Chamber. We have been members of other Chambers over the years and it’s been nothing like the experiences we’re having right out of the gate with your organization. Thank you for your great communication, follow up, and professionalism.”
– Peter Dewey, Bayview Painting

“I couldn’t have asked for a better resource than the Chamber, as I was establishing my medical practice in Lafayette. AJ, Holly, and Sara were so responsive to my questions and gave me many ideas on networking in the community. They host several events that foster community building. I honestly cannot imagine a more robust, active, and friendly chamber as this. I’m a member for life!”
– Cheruba Prabakar, Lamorinda Gynecology & Surgery

“WE LOVE THE CHAMBER! Batch and Brine has been a member of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce for almost six years. We value and appreciate the incredible amount of work this organization produces for our community through many events and support for each business. The networking and education of information that’s spilled out weekly for the business community is impressive. They are a helping hand in so many ways for our business community and beyond. We couldn’t be part of this community without being part of the chamber. Lafayette Chamber is one of the best organizations we’ve worked with, so don’t think twice about it, join the Chamber!” – Rolla Ghaben, Batch & Brine

“The Chamber was instrumental in helping us open 14 years ago. The staff went out of their way to help us make connections and ensure we were successful. We would not be where we are today without the Chamber!”
– John & Colleen McCormick, Lamorinda Music