Article 2. Legislative Purposes of California Financial Code >> Division 15.5. >> Chapter 1. >> Article 2.

The purposes of this division are the following:
  (a) To enhance the availability of financial assistance for small business in California.
  (b) To increase the cost effectiveness and efficiency of financial assistance to small businesses provided by the state.
  (c) To provide maximum utilization of available federal assistance programs, including, but not limited to, the Small Business Administration's loan guarantee program.
  (d) To reduce duplication and overlap in the provisions of financing assistance to small businesses through increased coordination and direction of state assistance programs.
  (e) To provide the maximum degree of leverage of the limited state resources available to assist small business, consistent with sound business practices and fiduciary responsibility.
  (f) To increase the competitiveness of California's small businesses in the world economy and the creation of jobs.