Start a Business


Looking to start your small business, but don't know where to start? Contact the JEC Center for:

  • Advice from a Small Business Development Consultant in the area
  • Information on small business funding sources
  • Information on scheduled workshops presented by local business professionals
  • A-Z startup guides on a number of small business industries (i.e. food truck, coin-operated laundry business, etc.)
  • Color printing in the JEC Center is FREE! Come in to design your business cards or to print flyers for your next event


Online Resources:

Business Owners' Idea Café
City of Porterville Entrepreneurial Resources
U.S. Small Business Administration
NFIB Voice of Small Business
Library of Congress - Small Business Information



Kern Community College District