The Office of the Small Business Advocate (OSBA) provides information and assistance to small businesses so they can succeed in the California marketplace. OSBA hosts workshops and webinars on varying topics. In partnership with GO-Biz’s Permit Assistance Unit, OSBA also convenes a State inter-agency working group to represent small business interests in the State’s regulatory policies. OSBA’s website provides a centralized list of small business resources for state procurement, loan programs, and business planning. Depending on the issue, OSBA’s staff can also refer small businesses to appropriate contacts in state government.