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Business Planning

Whether you are starting, growing, or exiting a business, these online resources can help.

Apply for an EIN (Employer Identification Number)

Use this online IRS application to obtain your EIN quickly and conveniently.

Search Fictitious Business Name (FBN)

Search by business name, owner name, or file number through the San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk web site.

Fictitious Business Name Filing and Publishing

Get professional new business registration filing and publishing services at a low price.

Form a Business Entity

Download informational materials, samples and forms available on the California Secretary of State web site.

Small Business Development and International Trade Center (SBDITC)

Provides a variety of services to small business owners in San Diego and Imperial counties who want to expand their operations profitably either domestically or internationally.


Offers free and confidential advice to small business owners through face-to-face and online counseling.

CDC Small Business Finance

The #1 SBA 504 lender in the nation and an Island trusted partner.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

An independent agency of the federal government created 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.

California Southern Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC)

A non-profit, public benefit corporation that contracts with the State of California, Trade and Commerce Agency, Office of Small Business to administer the state's Loan Guarantee Program, primarily servicing San Diego and Imperial counties.

San Diego Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Provides financing, technical assistance, and training for local community development projects.

ACCION San Diego

A non-profit organization that provides small loans and business support services to low-to-moderate income small business owners in Southern California.

South County Economic Development Council (SCEDC)

A non-profit organization comprised of South San Diego County business/community leaders focused on encouraging private investment, promoting diversified residential and overall business development, and publicizing the cultural, educational, social, and geographical opportunities of the area.

Southeastern Economic Development Corporation (SEDC)

A non-profit, public benefit corporation responsible for all redevelopment activities within a 7-square-mile area immediately east of downtown San Diego.