Business Resources


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 Loan Programs

Revolving Loan Fund Program

The City of Richmond’s Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) is a community-based program designed to foster local economic growth in small businesses.

Kiva U.S. Loan Matching Fund

Kiva U.S. and the City of Richmond have partnered to provide this loan matching fund to Richmond businesses. Richmond Main Street is a Kiva Trustee and can help you qualify for you Kiva loan. 

Have questions? Need help with your loan application? Want us to be your trustee for your Kiva application?

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 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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