West Company is a not-for-profit economic development organization serving entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout Mendocino County. We serve our clients through business training workshops and one-on-one business consulting. Our value proposition rests in helping clients make informed decisions regarding their new or existing business. Services are offered in English and Spanish.
Our vision is for Mendocino County (and points beyond) to have a strong and thriving economy based on sustainable locally-owned small businesses.
Our mission is to provide local entrepreneurs and small businesses with services to start and grow.
Our Business Assistance History
As the Women’s Economic Self Sufficiency Training Program, established in 1988, West Company prided itself in its expertise in assisting women business owners. In the efforts to expand our services to the entire community, West Company incorporated as a 501 (c)3, not for profit in 1991, as West Enterprise Center, which allowed services to be available to all who wished to start or grow their small business. During this time West Company focused on the needs of the emerging welfare-to-work and low income population. We are now able to offer our services to all, regardless of their income or gender. You can download our Audit Report and Tax Return here. Downloads are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.