Business Resources


Richmond Main Street Business Services

Whether you’re the owner of an established enterprise who wants to revamp your business practices or you’re an entrepreneur ready to take the next step, Richmond Main Street is here to help.

City of Richmond Revolving Loan Fund Program

Richmond Main Street is partnering with the City of Richmond to encourage the development of new businesses and the expansion of existing businesses. The City of Richmond’s Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) is a community-based program designed to foster local economic growth in small businesses. Download the brochure to learn more about the program and how to apply:

Have questions? Need help with your application? Contact us!
Call (510) 236-4049 or email

Please make sure to include your name, business name and address, email, phone number, and brief description of your lending needs and any questions.

Our Small Business Resource Partners

We are proud to partner with the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center and Contra Costa Small Business Development Center to support the small business community in Downtown Richmond. Click on the logos to explore the classes, workshops, and information available through these partners:

Helpful Websites for Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs

Please note: This is just a small sample of the many online resources available to small businesses and entrepreneurs. This list is not intended to endorse the content of any web site not operated by the Richmond Main Street Initiative.

Small Business Certifications & Procurement Resources

City of Richmond – BidsOnline

State of California Department of General Services – Cal eProcure

Federal Government –

UC Berkeley Supply Chain Management – uBuy

  • More info about doing business with UC Berkeley available here

Sustainable Business Practices (Green Business)

Diversity Information Resources  Links & information about local, national, and international certification resources, supplier and purchaser database, and more.

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