Tools for Business

City of Downey
Tools for Business


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Welcome to the Downey Business Community!

These resources will help you with starting and growing your business. All businesses are encouraged to visit the SBDC - where you will receive one-on-one help for business plans, research, financing, strategic planning, and much more.

Start a Business

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Becoming more Productive

 

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    • Business Tune-Up

      Track your business' progress with this series of tune-ups. Your information is private; no one has access to it.

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AIDA Marketing Strategies - how to Tell a Story that Sells

 

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  • Business Tune-Up

  • SWOT

  • Customer Retention

Grow your Business

Manage your Business

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The most important thing you can do to reduce stress

 

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  • Business Tune-Up

  • SWOT

  • Customer Retention

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Work safely in your Office

 

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  • Business Tune-UP: HR

  • Create a Healthy Workplace

Hire Employees

Business & Employee Training

  • Business Entity Wizard
    • The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

      Entity Wizard

      The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

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Customer Service

 

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  • Business Entity Wizard
    • The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

      Entity Wizard

      The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

  • Business Entity Wizard
    • The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

      Entity Wizard

      The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

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    • What's Your Footprint

      Calculate your Business' Carbon and Water Footprint

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Greening your Business

Financing/Managing Money

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Securing Capital for your Small Business

 

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  • Business Tune-Up

    Track your business' progress with this series of tune-ups. Your information is private; no one has access to it.

    Email address
  • Business Entity Wizard
    • The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

      Entity Wizard

      The answers to a few questions usually determines the best business entity for you.

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Signs of Employee Theft

 

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    • Business Tune-Up

      Track your business' progress with this series of tune-ups. Your information is private; no one has access to it.

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    • Prevent Fraud

      Protect your Business from Fraud. It happens more than you think.

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Protect your Business

Government Requirements

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Small Business Taxes

 

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    • Business Tune-Up

      Track your business' progress with this series of tune-ups. Your information is private; no one has access to it.

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Mentor-Protégé Program

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Your Assessment

  • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

  • New Ideas

  • Use of Technology

  • Threats to your Industry

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  • Minority/Women

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    Contracting Opportunities for Veterans

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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

    • Use of Technology

    • Threats to your Industry

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  • Agriculture

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    Interpreting Financial Statements and Measures in Agriculture
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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

    • Use of Technology

    • Threats to your Industry

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  • Videos

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    Fall Protection
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    QuickBooks for Construction Contractors

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    • New Ideas

    • Use of Technology

    • Threats to your Industry

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  • Videos

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    Online courses

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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

    • Use of Technology

    • Threats to your Industry

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  • Videos

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    Doing Business in Southeast Asia

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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

    • Use of Technology

    • Threats to your Industry

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  • Sell Globally

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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

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    • Threats to your Industry

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  • Videos

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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

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  • Logistics

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    Truck Loading: Safety Video
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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

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  • Videos

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    Introduction to Lean Six Sigma video series

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    Manufacturing Fundamentals

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  • Manufacturing

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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

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  • Videos

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    Best practices for cleaning and disinfecting stainless steel commercial food equipment
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    Secrets of the Caterer

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    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

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    • Threats to your Industry

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  • Restaurants/Tourism

    Retail

    Markup Calculator 

    List Price Markdown Calculator 

    Layaway Calculator 

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    Courage to Coach - Retail
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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

    • Use of Technology

    • Threats to your Industry

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  • Videos

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    Winning Government Contracts

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    Your Assessment

    • Characteristics of "Best in Your Industry"

    • New Ideas

    • Use of Technology

    • Threats to your Industry

  • Your email address

  • Selling to Government