Access to Capital
For over thirty years, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Contra Costa has been a prominent voice for business owners in Contra Costa County to foster economic growth and prosperity of small business and minority-owned businesses. To encourage increased capital investment in small businesses the Hispanic Chamber has established innovative public and private partnerships to support these businesses and the broader economy.
AFFORDABLE BUSINESS LENDING UP TO $150,000
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Contra Costa County provides streamlined application processing support for SBA-guaranteed working capital bank loans to help you grow your business. Through Smartbiz loans, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is able to connect you with low interest rates, long-term repayments and an easy 24/7 online application process. You will get an immediate decision, and if approved you typically get funded within 5 to 7 business days.
Business Education & Counseling
Your Hispanic Chamber membership gives you express access to many business education workshops and counseling services through our partner network.
BUSINESS EDUCATION SERIES
We hold various workshops multiple times a month to help build the skills of members, and to give Subject Matter Experts in their field the opportunity to teach a variety of skills to our members while promoting their own business. These industry specific workshops are among the most popular events we have, which are an effective way to attract and network with other like-minded professionals and meet prospective clients.
The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is partnered with organizations such as SCORE, SBA, Smartbiz, SBDC, EDC, and countless others to give you express access to valuable business counseling resources.
Member Business Directory
Choose up to three business categories in our Member Business Directory to drive valuable traffic to your business. A listing in the Hispanic Chamber Member Directory not only shows that you are a supporter of small businesses, but also gives you a valuable “SEO back link” to your Web site from the Hispanic Chamber Website at www.h5c.org. A link from a 30-year old .ORG Website pointing to yours is a valuable search rank factor that helps your own Website get found in Google search and other search engines.
One of the Hispanic Chamber’s core strengths is in producing a broad variety of networking opportunities for to members meet and exchange ideas with other business owners. Hear what our Events Director has to say about why she joined the Hispanic Chamber, and what makes us and our events special.