Small Business Resources

Space Suitability Checklist

You've found a space you're interested in leasing or purchasing for your business. Before you sign a lease or purchase the space, use this worksheet to determine its suitability for your timeline, budget, and needs.

Resource:  Space Suitability Checklist

Free Technical Assistance

  • U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) helps Americans start, grow, and build resilient businesses. 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; preserve free competitive enterprise; and maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. The SBA has a wealth of resources available, including access to capital, entrepreneurial development, and small business advocacy at the federal level. Link: Small Business Administration (

Resource: 10 steps to start your business | U.S. Small Business Administration (

Resource: 2023 SBA Small Business National Resource Guide

  • Solano-Napa Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Solano-Napa Small Business Development Center offers free one-on-one small business consulting services for a wide variety of small business needs. Additionally they offer webinars, trainings, and courses to help business owners develop their business acumen and grow and sustain their business. The Solano-Napa SBDC works in deep partnership with the Small Business Administration (SBA) and provides technical support for those engaging in SBA programs. Link: 

  • Workforce Alliance of the North Bay

The Workforce Alliance of the North Bay facilitates connections between employers and employees via career centers, hiring and training programs, and more; subsidizes existing training programs; and connects our local workforce with CalJobs. Link:

There are a series of local non-profit financial institutions that offer low-cost small business loans, grants, technical support, and credit-building opportunities. Click on the links below to identify which financial resource best supports your small business needs.

Financial Resources

  • Working Solutions


  • Opportunity Fund


  • Mission Asset Fund


  • Kiva


  • Small Business Administration Financial Programs



  • Napa County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


  • Napa Chamber of Commerce


  • Downtown Napa Association