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.
Steps to Starting a Business
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
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.