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It costs money to start and run a business. At some point, securing funding and going after larger contracts might be the best options for the future success of your business. But there are risks involved and you have to know how to cut through all the red tape.

With that in mind, we’ve developed a number of programs that guide you, step by step, through the funding process and the technical aspects necessary to land contracts with both the public and private sector. By working with us, you’ll be introduced to opportunities that could accelerate the growth of your business. You’ll also be able to leverage our resources and policy positions that have all been tailored to meet the needs of the modern Black entrepreneur.

Our Signature programs
Advocacy and Legislative Affairs

Advocacy and Legislative Affairs

As a recognized regional small business leader, it’s important to make sure that our members have a voice in the local community, as well as on the state and federal level. That’s why we advocate for targeted interventions and…

Back Office Services

Back Office Services

Recognizing that our businesses often lack the capacity to be competitive on government contracts, we have developed a process to provide deep technical assistance in the form of back-office services to our members. These services include RFP/RFQ…

D3: Design, Develop, Deliver

D3: Design, Develop, Deliver

With a focus on construction contractors, we help suppliers from different backgrounds learn what it takes to become a licensed vendor with the State Center Community College District as well as other state departments. This is a great opportunity for our members…

Technical Assistance & Supplier Development

Technical Assistance & Supplier Development

This initiative is designed to increase the capacity of small disadvantaged businesses and minority-owned firms in Fresno’s urban core. The program works to make Black businesses more competitive in government, corporate and…

Latest webinar

Lending Opportunities for Your Business

So you want to start a business…congratulations! Now what? At some point, you’re probably going to need to consider raising capital so you can grow your company into the wealth-building operation you always dreamed of. That’s where Access + Capital comes in. In this webinar, Janay Conley, Access + Capital’s business development manager for the Fresno area, walks us through the steps a startup business would need to take to seek out funding. 

Success Stories

How this business owner worked with the chamber to secure a contract with the state and build a multi-million dollar company.

Windell Pascascio Jr., Imperial Electric Service
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Become a member today and help us create more pathways to prosperity for our community.

Join Us

Become a member today and help us create more pathways to prosperity for our community.