To open a shop is easy,

but to keep it open an art.


Running a small business would be difficult enough on its own, but to make things worse, laws are often geared toward making it easier for the very largest companies to do business instead of encouraging competition from smaller companies.

At Local First California, we're doing something about that.

We're going to start by helping to educate ourselves and all Californians on the myriad benefits of doing business locally, and we're going to try to level the playing field so that small businesses have a fair chance to compete.

We work with and for businesses with 25 and fewer employees and contractors, and will consider partnering with larger organizations on a case by case basis.

What others say:

Quality is the best business plan.

— John Lasseter

Hustle until your haters ask if you're hiring.

— Steve Maraboli

Small business isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for the brave, the patient and the persistent. It’s for the overcomer.

— Unknown

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Please contact us with any questions or concerns. We're already taking membership applications.