Starting a Business

When starting a new business, there are many important decisions to make and many rules and procedures that must be addressed.  Click a category on the left to learn more.  

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Steps to Starting a Business

Computer While there is no single source for all filing requirements, the State of California has a helpful web site developed to assist you in starting your business step-by-step.

Visit www.sos.ca.gov for more information.

Fictitious Business Name

Starting a Business

If you wish to start a business in an unincorporated area of the county, you must obtain a DBA (Doing Business As license).  DBA, or Fictitious Business Name forms, can be obtained through the Clerk-Recorder’s page.