Business & Financial Literacy Resources
Search for Resources: - or -
Search by Type: | Search by County:

“Free Credit Report” Imposters

We’ve created the only guide on the web that helps protect consumers from these marketers. This is an extensively-researched compilation of each credit report marketer that reveals the actual costs involved.

http://www.badcredit.org/reviews/credit-report-alert/

Annual Free Credit Report

You are entitled to a free credit report from each of three credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion).

http://www.annualcreditreport.com

Association for Enterprise Opportunity

AEO is the national leadership organization and the voice of microenterprise development.  By providing cutting edge training, knowledge sharing, Federal and State public policy and advocacy, and communications, AEO empowers a community of nearly 500 member organizations to be uniquely effective in serving the needs of microentrepreneurs who do not have access to the traditional sources of business education or capital.

http://aeo.org

Bakersfield SCORE

P.O. Box 2426
Bakersfield, CA 93303
Ph: (661) 861-9249
http://bakersfield.score.org/chapters/bakersfield-score

Butler Branding

Your number one stop for all your branding needs!

(559) 797-3414

1505 Tollhouse Rd Ste A
Clovis, CA 93612

http://www.butlerbranding.com

CalGOLD

To assist you in finding the appropriate permitting for your business, the CalGOLD database provides links and contact information that directs you to agencies that administer and issue business permits, licenses, and registration requirements from all levels of government.
http://www.calgold.ca.gov/

CDFI Coalition

This is the unified national voice of community development financial institutions (CDFIs) with the mission to include fair access to financial resources for America’s underserved people and communities.

Clearpoint Credit Counseling Solutions

800.750.2227.
www.clearpoint.org
Customer Service Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday – CLOSED
Questions? Email us.
http://www.clearpointcreditcounselingsolutions.org/

Community Investment Network

The Network provides resources and networking for community leaders and financial service providers.


Disputing items on your credit

Your credit report contains information about where you live, how you pay your bills, and whether you’ve been sued or arrested, or have filed for bankruptcy. Credit reporting companies sell the information in your report to creditors, insurers, employers, and other businesses that use it to evaluate your applications for credit, insurance, employment, or renting a home. The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) promotes the accuracy and privacy of information in the files of the nation’s credit reporting companies.

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0151-disputing-errors-credit-reports

FICO Credit Education

FICO’s education center explains the details of your credit score, credit report, and ID theft, and offers Q&A and Forums for any additional questions. 


Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation

1444 Fulton St.
Fresno, CA 93721
Ph: (559) 222-8705
Fax: (559) 222-8706
incubator@fresnodbh.org

Fresno County Economic Development Corporation

The Fresno County Economic Development Corporation is a nonprofit organization established to market Fresno County as the premier location for business prosperity. They strive to not only facilitate site selection for new businesses within Fresno County, but also assist in the retention and expansion of businesses that are already located in the area. The EDC, funded by both public and private investments, offers investors a wide range of benefits and services including business facilitation and advocacy, referrals through the EDC’s Business Expansion and Retention Program, known as the “BEAR Action Network,” and the opportunity to stay connected in the community through EDC events and publications.

http://www.fresnoedc.com/

Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission

The EOC strives to bridge the gap to self-sufficiency by providing opportunities and resources, as they initiate and partner in shared community efforts to improve the quality of life.

http://www.myfresnoeoc.org/

Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce

Chasitie Neal
1444 Fulton Street, Ste. 116
Fresno, CA 93721
Ph: (559) 441-7929
http://www.fmbcc.com

Fresno Startup.com

This site offers comprehensive resources for small businesses starting in the City of Fresno.

http://www.fresnostartup.com

Kern Small Business Development Center

CSUB Small Business Development Center
Director: Kelly Bearden
5060 California Avenue, Suite 700
Bakersfield, CA 93309
Ph: (661) 861-7951
sbdc@csub.edu
http://www.csub.edu/sbdc/

Madera Chamber of Commerce

Office: (559) 673-3563

Office Fax: (559) 673-5009

120 North E Street

Madera, CA 93638

http://maderachamber.com/

Merced Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

800 W 20th St STE D

Merced, CA 95340

Office: (209) 384-9537

Fax: (209) 384-0934

http://www.mercedhcc.com/

Merced Small Business Development Center

Ron Lawrence
rlawren619@comcast.net
harveyr@stanalliance.com

Modesto/Merced SCORE

Ph: (209) 724-2033
http://modestomerced.score.org

Moneygeek.com

Excellent consumer credit resources. Some key pages include:

http://www.moneygeek.com

Reviews.com Credit Report

Provides reviews of 20 credit report sites

http://www.reviews.com/credit-report/

SBA and Central Valley SCORE

“Counselors to America’s Small Business”
Peter Fong
801 R Street Suite 201
Fresno, CA 93721
Ph: 559.487.5605
Fax: 559.487.5636
https://centralvalley.score.org

SBA Small Business Resource (pdf)

Check here for a comprehensive list of resources and information regarding your small business.

http://www.smallbusiness3.com/sites/default/files/guide-pdf/english/california-fresno.pdf

Stockton Small Business Development Center

Director: Gillian Murphy
56 S. Lincoln Street
Stockton, CA 95203
Ph: (209) 954-5089
Consultant: Nate McBride
nmcbride@deltacollege.edu

U.S. Small Business Administration

SBA offers information on small business loans, grants, bonds, and other financial assistance. 
http://www.sba.gov/

Valley Sierra Small Business Development Center

1020 10th Street
Suite 102
Modesto, CA 95354
Ph: (209) 567-4910
http://www.alliancesbdc.com

Visalia Small Business Development Center

Gil Jaramillo
220 North Santa Fe Street
Visalia, CA 93292
Ph: (559) 625-3051
http://sbdc.ucmerced.edu/
Upcoming Events
Quick Links