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Small business development center
The Silicon Valley SBDC offers numerous free services to small business. These services include free expert consulting services, concentrated training, information resources, multiple locations and various seminars

Learn how to use you IRA or 401(k) to fund the purchase of a business or franchise, without paying tax or penalties for accessing those funds. Click here:

Buy a business or franchise with retirement funds. No Tax. No Penalty


:: Budgeting 101: A tool to start your budgeting process

Get checkbook control of your IRA


:: Forms and publications

:: California Franchise Tax Board

Charitable contribution links & links to donation websites:
Publication 526 What the IRS has to say about charitable contributions: ::Publication 526

Find out how much of your donation goes to meeting the mission of the charity. For California:

Local charities in need of your donations

San Jose Food Program

Donate fruit from your fruit trees, get a tax deduction!
Community fruit harvesting: Village Harvest organizes volunteer harvesting teams to go to homes and pick fruit, and to distribute it to worthwhile community organizations in Silicon Valley, San Mateo/Santa Clara/Santa Cruz counties.

“We-pick-it-for-you” service is only for donors who need physical assistance, or for homes and small orchards with more than 150 lbs of fruit (several boxes). For smaller quantities, see these community dropoffdrop off locations. Donors will receive a charitable contribution tax receipt. There is no charge for this service.