Useful Links

A collection of links to Federal, State, County and government websites with useful information for businesses.  

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Local

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

 

California 

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

Federal

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

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.

CViHub

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.

CalWorks

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

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.

SBA

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.

CVWBC

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