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Outside Resources

Market Research
Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Census Bureau
Tradeport International Trade
Piper Resources: State & Local Government Resources
RAND California
League of California Cities
Public Policy Institute of California

USDA National Agriculture Statistics ServiceCalifornia Labor Market Information (CALMIS)
2000 California Economic Indicators
UC Berkeley IGS Statewide Database
CRB Statistical Tour of the Great Central Valley (1998)

Training & Employment
Sylvan Learning Systems


Regulations, Permits, Licenses

CALGold Business Permit Site
California Air Resources Board: Business Assistance
California Environmental Resources Evaluation System (CERES)
Internal Revenue Service - Business
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


E-Commerce, Online Tools (USA)
Federal Express (USA)
Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS)
Microsoft Small Business Center
Jian BizPlan Builder Software
Business Week -E-Commerce
The Industry Strandard E-Zine


Business How-To
Microsoft Business Advantage
Partners for Small Business Excellence
Wall Street Journal - Business
Fastcompany Magazine
Fortune Small Business
The Company Corporation
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
Online Women's Business Center

Local Resources

City Links

City of Bakersfield
City of Ridgecrest
City of Shafter
City of Wasco
Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce
Greater Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce
Mojave Chamber of Commerce
Bakersfield Californian
CSU Bakersfield Library


Kern County Links

Kern Economic Journal
Kern County Superintendent of Schools
Great Valley Center
New Valley Connexions
Kern County Farm Bureau
Kern Council of Governments
Kern Regional Economic Studies
Community Organizations
County of Kern


Training & Employment

Bakersfield College Workplace Learning Resource Center
Employers Training Resource
New Horizons


Bakersfield Area Guide
Seek-On - Bakersfield
Virtual San Joaquin
California Association of Independant Business
California Chamber of Commerce
California Small Business Association
California State Association of Counties
California Tax Payers' Association
Better Business Bureau
U.S. Department of Motor Vehicles
U.S. Library of Congress
U.S. Postal Service

SBA Resources

Starting Your Business
Success Series
Expanding Your Business
Financing Your Business
Small Business Classroom
Outreach Initiatives
Disaster Assistance
Online Library
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