Support Services

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


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


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 complementary 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