A collection of links to Federal, State, County and government websites with useful information for businesses.
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The Desert Sun Newspaper www.mydesert.com
Coachella Valley Economic Partnership www.cvep.com
La Quinta Chamber of Commerce www.lqchamber.com
Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce www.pdcc.org
Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce www.pschamber.org
Cathedral City Chamber of Commerce www.cathedralcitycc.com
State Tax Information Center www.taxes.ca.gov
Franchise Tax Board www.ftb.ca.gov
Department of Consumer Affairs www.dca.ca.gov
Contractor's State License Board www.cslb.ca.gov
Secretary of State www.sos.ca.gov
IRS Website www.irs.gov
2008 Tax Tables www.irs.gov/pub/irs-prior/i1040tt--2008.pdf
Small Business Administration www.sba.gov
CPA - Related
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants www.aicpa.org
California Society of Certified Public Accountants www.calcpa.org
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners www.acfe.com
Forensic CPA Society www.fcpas.org
National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts www.nacva.com
Riverside County Tax Assessor www.treasurer-tax.co.riverside.ca.us/
Foreign Trade Zone
Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) were created in the United States to provide special customs procedures to U.S. plants engaged in international trade-related activities. Duty-free treatment is accorded items that are processed in FTZs and then re-exported, and duty payment is deferred on items until they are brought out of the FTZ for sale in the U.S. market. This helps to offset customs advantages available to overseas producers who compete with domestic industry.
Coachella Valley Innovation Hub works to provide a wide variety of programs, services and incentives to start-up businesses focused on creating and developing clean technology. Clean technology may encompass the fields of solar energy, wind power, geothermal and smart grid technologies, as well as green building materials and techniques, biofuels/biomaterials, and water filtration and conservation technologies.
The CalWORKs program provides temporary financial assistance and employment focused services to families with minor children who have income and property below State maximum limits for their family size. Most able-bodied aided parents are also required to participate in the CalWORKs GAIN employment services program.
SCORE offers FREE confidential business counseling from over 30 volunteer counselors. These successful executives and small business owners represent over 1,000 years of experience in all areas of business. Sign up for low-cost SCORE workshops for both new and existing business entrepreneurs. Local business experts conduct training across a variety of relevant subjects including starting and financing a business, business plans, marketing, human resources and much more.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
Coachella Valley Women's Business Center is committed to developing thriving, sustainable, women-owned businesses that achieve and create economic prosperity through entrepreneurship. The mission of CVWBC is to counsel, teach, encourage, and inspire women business owners at every stage of development and expansion. The center assists men as well as women, and encourages both genders to seek out services in order to ultimately strengthen the economy of the Coachella Valley. Information courtesy of Coachella Valley Economic Partnership. For more information, please visit www.cvep.com