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Businesses and Consumers

"I am a former small business owner, and my experience taught me firsthand about the challenges of starting and running a business. It is my goal to make opening up a business in our communities as easy as possible and to give business owners the tools to succeed. At a time when our country continues to feel the impact of the economic downturn, we should do all we can to encourage small business growth and expansion. I am also committed  to ensuring that consumer products are safe for American families. I hope that the resources here will provide practical information on how to grow businesses and protect consumers." - Congressman Jerry McNerney

10 Steps to Start a Business

Find more information on starting, managaging, and financing small businesses from the Small Business Administration

California Resources on BusinessUSA

BusinessUSA is a one-stop site for all business resources from state and federal government agencies.

Consumer Protection

You can find advice on avoiding scams and rip-offs, as well as tips on a wide variety of other consumer topics.

Federal Business Opportunities

Learn about the procurement procedures for doing business with the federal government.

IRS Tax information for Small Businesses and the Self-Employed

Click here for contact information for IRS offices in California.

Resources to Increase Your Exports is an interagency federal government site to help increase American exports. Click here for information on the closest office to California's 9th District.