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“Free Credit Report” Imposters

We’ve created the only guide on the web that helps protect consumers from these marketers. This is an extensively-researched compilation of each credit report marketer that reveals the actual costs involved.

Annual Free Credit Report

You are entitled to a free credit report from each of three credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion).

Association for Enterprise Opportunity

AEO is the national leadership organization and the voice of microenterprise development.  By providing cutting edge training, knowledge sharing, Federal and State public policy and advocacy, and communications, AEO empowers a community of nearly 500 member organizations to be uniquely effective in serving the needs of microentrepreneurs who do not have access to the traditional sources of business education or capital.

Bakersfield SCORE

P.O. Box 2426
Bakersfield, CA 93303
Ph: (661) 861-9249

Butler Branding

Butler helps brands communicate the right message, to the right people, on the right channels, through strategy, design and marketing.

(559) 797-3414

700 Van Ness Ave, Ste. 116B
Fresno, CA 93721


To assist you in finding the appropriate permitting for your business, the CalGOLD database provides links and contact information that directs you to agencies that administer and issue business permits, licenses, and registration requirements from all levels of government.

Central Valley SCORE

“Counselors to America’s Small Business”
Peter Fong
801 R Street Suite 201
Fresno, CA 93721
Ph: 559.487.5605
Fax: 559.487.5636

Central Valley Small Business Access Program

Clearpoint Credit Counseling Solutions

Customer Service Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday – CLOSED
Questions? Email us.

Disputing items on your credit

Your credit report contains information about where you live, how you pay your bills, and whether you’ve been sued or arrested, or have filed for bankruptcy. Credit reporting companies sell the information in your report to creditors, insurers, employers, and other businesses that use it to evaluate your applications for credit, insurance, employment, or renting a home. The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) promotes the accuracy and privacy of information in the files of the nation’s credit reporting companies.

FICO Credit Education

FICO’s education center explains the details of your credit score, credit report, and ID theft, and offers Q&A and Forums for any additional questions.

Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation

1444 Fulton St.
Fresno, CA 93721
Ph: (559) 222-8705
Fax: (559) 222-8706

Fresno County Economic Development Corporation

The Fresno County Economic Development Corporation is a nonprofit organization established to market Fresno County as the premier location for business prosperity. They strive to not only facilitate site selection for new businesses within Fresno County, but also assist in the retention and expansion of businesses that are already located in the area. The EDC, funded by both public and private investments, offers investors a wide range of benefits and services including business facilitation and advocacy, referrals through the EDC’s Business Expansion and Retention Program, known as the “BEAR Action Network,” and the opportunity to stay connected in the community through EDC events and publications.

Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce

Tara Lynn Gray
1444 Fulton Street, Ste. 116
Fresno, CA 93721
Ph: (559) 441-7929


This site offers comprehensive resources for small businesses starting in the City of Fresno.

Funding Fresno

Funding Fresno is a trusted, community-based collaboration of organizations that provide you access to funding and connect you to the resources you need to start or grow your business.

Kern Small Business Development Center

CSU Bakersfield Small Business Development Center
Director: Kelly Bearden
1631 17th Street Suite 200
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Ph: (661) 654-2856

Madera Chamber of Commerce

Office: (559) 673-3563

Office Fax: (559) 673-5009

120 North E Street

Madera, CA 93638

MCSC Kern Woman’s Business Center

10800 Stockdale Hwy, Suite 201-224

Bakersfield, Ca 93311

Office 661.567.0410

Spanish 661.567.0414

Kern Women’s Business Center FaceBook Page

Merced Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

800 W 20th St STE D

Merced, CA 95340

Office: (209) 384-9537

Fax: (209) 384-0934

Merced Small Business Development Center

Ron Lawrence

Modesto/Merced SCORE

Ph: (209) 724-2033

Excellent consumer credit resources. Some key pages include: Credit Report

Provides reviews of 20 credit report sites

SBA Small Business Resource (pdf)

Check here for a comprehensive list of resources and information regarding your small business.

Stockton Small Business Development Center

Director: Gillian Murphy
56 S. Lincoln Street
Stockton, CA 95203
Ph: (209) 954-5089
Consultant: Nate McBride

U.S. Small Business Administration

SBA offers information on small business loans, grants, bonds, and other financial assistance.

Valley Sierra Small Business Development Center

1020 10th Street
Suite 102
Modesto, CA 95354
Ph: (209) 567-4910

Visalia Small Business Development Center

Gil Jaramillo
220 North Santa Fe Street
Visalia, CA 93292
Ph: (559) 625-3051