• • Creating a Strong Local Economy
  • • Promoting the Community
  • • Providing Networking Opportunities
  • • Representing the Interest of Business to Government
  • • Political Action


Business Center
Business Resources

U.S. Jobs:  http://jobs.laws.com

MarinLink identifies and fulfills unmet community needs, strengthening Marin communities through innovation and collaboration.

Nimble and solution-based, we serve as an incubator and fiscal sponsor to individuals and groups whose inspirations for projects range from homeless services, community gardens, health and transportation initiatives, environmental education, veterans programs, arts organizations, and more.

Founded in 2003 by Nancy Boyce and Mary O'Mara, MarinLink fosters effective and fiscally responsible projects and organizations by connecting people to resources and expertise.

Small Business Development Center
Miriam Karell
Dominican University 
104 Bertrand Hall
San Rafael, CA  94901
(415) 755-1100

Do you need someone to review your business plan to get a loan or attract investors?
Are you thinking of expanding your business with new hires and new office space?
Would you want help getting your business set up correctly and efficiently?

These are only a few of the ways the Marin SBDC can assist you; the list can go on for pages! That's how serious we are about helping you grow your small business and be wildly successful. Our passion is your success. 

  • A range of business loans profiles for consumers to compare
  • Which features matter most in a loan
  • Which companies actually meet entrepreneurs needs

San Francisco SCORE
455 Market Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 744-6827; Fax: (415) 744-6750
Business counseling by seasoned executives provided free of charge to small business owners and budding entrepreneurs. Workshops on 'Starting a Business' and 'Business Plans' also provided. SCORE is a Small Business Administration sponsored organization.  For more information visit www.score.org

Department of Health and Human Services
20 North San Pedro Road
Suite 2028
San Rafael, CA  94903
(415) 499-3696, TTY (415) 499-6863, Fax (415) 499-3791
The mission of the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services (H&HS) is to promote and protect the health, well-being, self-sufficiency, and safety of all people in Marin County. The Department of Health and Human Services (H&HS) delivers, coordinates and/or administers a range of state, federal and local programs that address the County's health and welfare needs. Many of its services are mandated by state and federal laws that are sometimes inconsistent, and that tend to differentiate client populations according to factors such as age, type of services needed, or gender.

+50 Employment Support Program for Women
4380 Redwood Hwy, Ste. A-1
San Rafael, CA  94903
(415) 479-9922
Email Link
FREE Workshops and Training include:
50+ Job Support
Making Age an Asset in your job search
Computer classes on Microsoft Office programs:  Windows 7, Intro and Intermediate Word, Excel & PowerPoint.
Employment Skills Workshops

Adult & Community Education
Tamalpais Union High School District
(415) 945-3730
Tamalpais Union School District Adult Education assists businesses in education.  From helping employees attain their GED or high school diplomas to English as a Second Language classes, to computer, language and leadership classes at the workplace.  

Better Business Bureau
1000 Broadway, Suite 625
Oakland, CA 94607
(866) 411-2221
(510) 844-2000
Fax: (510) 844-2100
Serving Northern California counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Sonoma, Solano, Marin, Napa, Humboldt, Mendocino, Lake, Del Norte, and Trinity.  Please contact us at info@bbbemail.org for more information.

Working Solutions
Laurie O'Hara, Business Development Officer
1115 Third Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

Microloans, business coaching, and education for San Francisco Bay Area entrepreneurs.
We provide access to capital for entrepreneurs who need funding to start or grow. We serve small businesses who have limited or no access to capital (and who are declined for a conventional bank loan).

  • $5,000 to $25,000 for startup and existing businesses, or those with less than 2 years of full sales history
  • $5,000 to $50,000 for businesses in existence at least 2 years, or those with more than 2 years of full sales history

· Five years of customized post-loan business coaching and advising
· Referrals to small business resources


  • 313 jobs created
  • 8,182 entrepreneurs educated
  • $3.254 million in loans
  • 97.64% repayment rate
  • Many businesses graduated to conventional financing
  • 51% startup businesses; 49% existing businesses

District Attorney Consumer Protection
(415) 499-6450

Marin Association of Realtors
40 Mitchell Blvd.
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 507-1000
The Marin Association of REALTORS® works to ensure the business success of our members. We provide political advocacy, education, and ethics/dispute resolution services to nearly 1,700 REALTORS® who work in 300 real estate offices across the county. The Association, which was founded in 1920, is headquartered in San Rafael.

State Board of Equalization
P.O. Box 942879
Sacramento, CA 94279-0070
(800) 400-7115
The Board of Equalization collects California state sales and use tax, as well as fuel, alcohol, and tobacco taxes and fees that provide revenue for state government and essential funding for counties, cities, and special districts.

Marin Jobs and Career Services
(415) 455-4520

Marin History Museum
(415) 454-8538
Founded in 1935, the Marin History Museum celebrates the traditions of innovation and creativity of the people of Marin County. Through exhibitions and educational programs, the Museum inspires honor for the past, an understanding of the present, and an imagination of the future. Explore the links on the left side of this page to learn more about the Marin History Museum.