business services

Street light out? Call this number with the pole number (located on the pole)
(408) 794-1903


  Japantown Prepared!
emergency preparedness
 JBA micro loan - for any Japantown Business Improvement District business in good standing.
Maximum loan $1000 at 3% interest rate
contact: Dale Sasaki - (408) 993-8777
Republic Services
will be the new Waste & Recycling vendor for the City of San Jose with service beginning July 1, 2012.

Businesses can access more information by emailing kathy@japantownsanjose.org for a digital brochure provided by the company.

Opportunity Fund - "Working Capital for Working People"
    San Josť Minimum Wage Initiative 2012
Updated May 23, 2012
During the Tuesday, May 22, 2012 meeting, the City Council voted unanimously to place the Minimum Wage Initiative on the November ballot. If approved by voters, this ordinance would raise the minimum wage in San Josť from $8 to $10 a year with annual increases tied to the consumer price index. The proponents of the initiative circulated petitions and obtained signatures to place it on the ballot.
San Josť kicks off summer with solar incentive
May 18, 2012 
The City of San Josť is now offering an incentive to encourage residents and businesses to install solar by paying the permitting costs for a limited time. Using grant funds from the Department of Energy, the City will pay $309 for a residential solar installation and $1,340 for a commercial installation. This is the full cost of a permit for the majority of installations. This incentive is available until June 30, 2012 or until all available funds are gone, and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Solar installations must be within San Josť city limits. Contact Michael Foster, Green Building/Community Energy Programs Manager, at (408) 975-2601 for questions about the program. Funds for this program are from an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Department of Energy Solar Market Transformation Special Project grant and in accord with the City of San Jose Green Visio
n Goal of 100% electricity from clean renewable sources.

MBEC - (Minority Business Enterprise Center) operated by Asian, Inc. (a non-profit). All services free of charge. Funded by the US Department of Commerce.



call or email for an individual appointment.
Raymond Au Yeong, MBA, BSC
111 No Market St, Suite 920,
San Jose, CA 95113

Phone (408) 998-8058
Website: www.norcalmbec.com
Email: ryeong@norcalmbec.com

 BusinessOwnerSpace.com (BOS)


 San Jose-Silcon Valley's accessible, comprehensive and useful one-stop resource for launching and growing a business in the greater San Jose metropolitan area.

BOS is composed of a collaborative partnership of nearly 40 public, private, and non-profit agencies and businesses--all pursuing the same goal: to help new and small business owners and entrepreneurs achieve success.
    SHOP SAN JOSE! Work2future.biz
    Urban Gallery Public Art Project- JCCsj sponsorships sought
contact: jhiura2002@aol.com
    Sake San Jose May 24, 2012
a benefit event for Yu-Ai Kai Senior Community Center