Start Up EPA Offers Assistance to Bay Area Entrepreneurs

"East Palo Alto Micro-Business Initiative, which does business as "Start Up," is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote economic development in and around East Palo Alto, California, by providing training, capital, and other assistance to help establish and support locally-owned and operated small businesses...Start Up graduates own and operate a number of successful enterprises. Most of these start out as home-based, part-time income supplement streams but may go on to be full-time self-employment resources for the entrepreneurs and their employees."

Among the many business resources that are accessible from the website is this step by step guide to creating a business plan.