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<p>The [http://www.calgold.ca.gov/ '''California Government Online to Desktops (CalGOLD)]''' database provides detailed information on the business permit, license and registration requirements from all levels of government.</p><br>
<p>The [http://www.calgold.ca.gov/ '''California Government Online to Desktops (CalGOLD)]''' database provides detailed information on the business permit, license and registration requirements from all levels of government.</p><br>
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'''Revenue Division City of Sacramento'''<br>  
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">Revenue Division City of Sacramento</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
915 I Street, Room 104<br>   
915 I Street, Room 104<br>   
Sacramento, CA 95814<br>   
Sacramento, CA 95814<br>   
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'''County of Sacramento Treasurer and Tax Collector'''<br>  
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">County of Sacramento Treasurer and Tax Collector</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
700 H Street, Room 1710<br>   
700 H Street, Room 1710<br>   
Sacramento, CA 95814<br>   
Sacramento, CA 95814<br>   
(916) 874-6733<br>
(916) 874-6733<br>
[http://www.ca.sacramento.ca.us/ '''www.co.sacramento.ca.us''']<br>   
[http://www.ca.sacramento.ca.us/ '''www.co.sacramento.ca.us''']<br>   
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">California Trade and Commerce Agency</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
'''Office of Permit Assistance'''<br>  
'''Office of Permit Assistance'''<br>  
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California Trade and Commerce Agency<br>
 
801 K Street, Suite 1700<br>   
801 K Street, Suite 1700<br>   
Sacramento, CA 95814<br>   
Sacramento, CA 95814<br>   
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'''County Clerk Recorder's Office'''<br>
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Business Filing & Registration<br>
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">County Clerk Recorder's Office</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
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'''Business Filing & Registration'''<br>
PO Box 53592<br>
PO Box 53592<br>
Norwalk, CA 90053-0592<br>
Norwalk, CA 90053-0592<br>
(562) 462-2137<br>
(562) 462-2137<br>
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'''For Los Angeles County only:'''<br>  
'''For Los Angeles County only:'''<br>  
<p>If sending request by mail, there is a $15.00 charge per name search. If consumers go into the office and perform their own search, there is no charge.</p><br>   
<p>If sending request by mail, there is a $15.00 charge per name search. If consumers go into the office and perform their own search, there is no charge.</p><br>   
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San Diego (619) 543-5109<br>
San Diego (619) 543-5109<br>
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'''California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS)'''<br>  
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS)</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
'''Program of Civil Rights'''<br>  
'''Program of Civil Rights'''<br>  
1820 Alhambra Boulevard, ms-79<br>
1820 Alhambra Boulevard, ms-79<br>
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(916) 227-9599<br>
(916) 227-9599<br>
[http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/bep/ '''www.dot.ca.gov''']<br>   
[http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/bep/ '''www.dot.ca.gov''']<br>   
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<p>Provides informative recorded message to assist and '''disabled veterans'''; instructions for certification, and awarding of contracts.</p>
<p>Provides informative recorded message to assist and '''disabled veterans'''; instructions for certification, and awarding of contracts.</p>
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'''California Department of General Services'''<br>  
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">California Department of General Services</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
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Office of Small and Business'''<br>
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'''Office of Small and Business'''<br>
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Certification and Resources'''<br>  
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Certification and Resources<br>  
1531 I Street, 2nd Floor<br>   
1531 I Street, 2nd Floor<br>   
Sacramento, CA 95814<br>
Sacramento, CA 95814<br>
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(800) 303-6600<br>
(800) 303-6600<br>
[http://www.dgs.ca.gov/ '''www.dgs.ca.gov''']<br>
[http://www.dgs.ca.gov/ '''www.dgs.ca.gov''']<br>
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<p>Applicant screening, federal and state job tax credits, tax ID numbers</p>
<p>Applicant screening, federal and state job tax credits, tax ID numbers</p>
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'''California Employment Development Department'''<br>  
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">California Employment Development Department</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
800 Capitol Mall<br>   
800 Capitol Mall<br>   
Sacramento, CA 95814<br>   
Sacramento, CA 95814<br>   
(916) 653-0707<br>   
(916) 653-0707<br>   
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(916) 327-4357<br>
(916) 327-4357<br>
(800) 303-6600<br> 
(800) 303-6600<br> 
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<p>Provides small business certification package, target area contract preference, enterprise zones, and contract regulations</p>
<p>Provides small business certification package, target area contract preference, enterprise zones, and contract regulations</p>
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'''Office of Small and Minority Business'''<br>  
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">Office of Small and Minority Business</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
1531 I Street, 2nd Floor <br>
1531 I Street, 2nd Floor <br>
Sacramento, CA 95814-2016<br>   
Sacramento, CA 95814-2016<br>   
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(916) 324-5068<br>   
(916) 324-5068<br>   
(800) 303-6600<br>
(800) 303-6600<br>
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<p>Promotes small business in California, technical assistance, loans, proposals, referrals to development centers for small business, and general information.</p>
<p>Promotes small business in California, technical assistance, loans, proposals, referrals to development centers for small business, and general information.</p>
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'''California Trade and Commerce Agency'''<br>  
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">California Trade and Commerce Agency</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
801 K Street, Suite 1700<br>   
801 K Street, Suite 1700<br>   
Sacramento, CA 95814<br>   
Sacramento, CA 95814<br>   
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<p>Provides a handbook on business and licensing based on factors.  Business may qualify for funds, technical assistance, and services. May assist with relocation, site development, environmental issues, and problems with other state agencies based on qualifications.</p>
<p>Provides a handbook on business and licensing based on factors.  Business may qualify for funds, technical assistance, and services. May assist with relocation, site development, environmental issues, and problems with other state agencies based on qualifications.</p>
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'''California Trade and Commerce Agency'''<br>  
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">California Trade and Commerce Agency</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
801 K Street, Suite1700<br>   
801 K Street, Suite1700<br>   
Sacramento, CA 95814<br>   
Sacramento, CA 95814<br>   
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'''Small Business Development Centers under the Trade and Commerce Agency'''<br>  
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">Small Business Development Centers under the Trade and Commerce Agency  
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Sacramento (916)322-1394<br>
Sacramento (916)322-1394<br>
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Los Angeles (626)683-2619<br>   
Los Angeles (626)683-2619<br>   
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SanDiego (619)645-2657<br>   
SanDiego (619)645-2657<br>   
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SanMateo (650)573-3880<br> 
SanMateo (650)573-3880<br> 
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<p>Provides business (start-up) counseling, publications, various forms of financial ssistance, counseling, training, services and local assistance, for minorities, veterans, women business ownership, and procurement assistance.</p>
<p>Provides business (start-up) counseling, publications, various forms of financial ssistance, counseling, training, services and local assistance, for minorities, veterans, women business ownership, and procurement assistance.</p>
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'''U.S. Small Business Administration'''<br>  
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">US Small Business Administration</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
409 3rd Street, SW<br>
409 3rd Street, SW<br>
Washington, DC 20416<br>   
Washington, DC 20416<br>   
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'''U.S. Small Business Administration'''<br>  
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">US Small Business Administration</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
501 I Street, Suite 12-200<br>
501 I Street, Suite 12-200<br>
Sacramento, CA 95814<br>   
Sacramento, CA 95814<br>   
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(916) 566-7240<br>
(916) 566-7240<br>
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'''U.S. Small Business Administration District Field Offices'''<br>
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">US Small Business Administration District Field Offices</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
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San Francisco (415) 744-6820<br>
San Francisco (415) 744-6820<br>
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Fresno (559) 487-5791<br>
Fresno (559) 487-5791<br>
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Los Angeles (818) 552-3210<br>  
Los Angeles (818) 552-3210<br>  
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San Diego (619) 557-7252<br>
San Diego (619) 557-7252<br>
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Provides Federal program referrals:'''<br>  
Provides Federal program referrals:'''<br>  
    
    
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'''Federal Information Center'''<br>  
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">'''Federal Information Center'''</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
(800) 688-9889<br>   
(800) 688-9889<br>   
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(800) 326-2996 (TDD/TTY)<br> 
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(800) 326-2996 TDD/TTY<br> 

Revision as of 22:51, 7 October 2010

Small Business

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The California Government Online to Desktops (CalGOLD) database provides detailed information on the business permit, license and registration requirements from all levels of government.


Revenue Division City of Sacramento
915 I Street, Room 104
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 264-8500
(916) 264-5685


County of Sacramento Treasurer and Tax Collector
700 H Street, Room 1710
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 874-6733
www.co.sacramento.ca.us


Listed below are the most common local, state, and federal government licensing and permit requirements to start a small business are the following:

Business License Requirements:

Local County Clerk Recorder's Office


Employer Identification Number:

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)


State Identification Number:

California Employment Development Department (EDD)


Fictitious Name:

Local County Clerk Recorder's office


Sales Tax Information:

California Board of Equalization (BOE)


Workers' Compensation Insurance:

California Department of Industrial Relations


California Occupational Safety and Health Act (CALOSHA):

CALOSHA


Information on Patents and Trademarks:

US Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark office



California License Handbook:

Provides brief description of state licensing requirements for the general legal forms of doing business in California, lists all state agencies, departments, offices and their divisions and branches administering licensing, permitting, certifying, registering or other regulatory oversight of a business activity, profession or vocation in California, and provides an index of business, vocational, or professional licenses, permits, or registrations required by the State of California, as well as a summary of business taxes that the State administers.



California Trade and Commerce Agency
Office of Permit Assistance
801 K Street, Suite 1700
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 324-1295
(916) 322-5790
(916) 324-5068


County Clerk Recorder's Office
Business Filing & Registration
PO Box 53592
Norwalk, CA 90053-0592
(562) 462-2137

For Los Angeles County only:

If sending request by mail, there is a $15.00 charge per name search. If consumers go into the office and perform their own search, there is no charge.



Consumers may contact the following entities if interested in starting or improving their own businesses. To form a corporation, a consumer must contact the California Secretary of State for incorporation information.



STATE:

Federal funds for minority and women businesses:
Los Angeles (310) 537-6677
San Diego (619) 543-5109


California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS)
Program of Civil Rights
1820 Alhambra Boulevard, ms-79
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 227-9599
www.dot.ca.gov


Provides informative recorded message to assist and disabled veterans; instructions for certification, and awarding of contracts.

California Department of General Services
Office of Small and Business
Certification and Resources
1531 I Street, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 322-5060
(800) 303-6600
www.dgs.ca.gov


Applicant screening, federal and state job tax credits, tax ID numbers

California Employment Development Department
800 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 653-0707


Promotes small business in California provides technical assistance, loans, proposals, provides referrals to development centers for small business, plus general information.

Small Business Helpline
(916) 327-4357
(800) 303-6600


Provides small business certification package, target area contract preference, enterprise zones, and contract regulations

Office of Small and Minority Business
1531 I Street, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814-2016
(916) 324-1295
(916) 322-5790
(916) 324-5068
(800) 303-6600


Promotes small business in California, technical assistance, loans, proposals, referrals to development centers for small business, and general information.

California Trade and Commerce Agency
801 K Street, Suite 1700
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 324-1295


For Sacramento:

Provides a handbook on business and licensing based on factors. Business may qualify for funds, technical assistance, and services. May assist with relocation, site development, environmental issues, and problems with other state agencies based on qualifications.

California Trade and Commerce Agency
801 K Street, Suite1700
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 322-5790


Their goal is to retain and attract film production to the state.

California Film Commission
(800) 858-4749


Small Business Development Centers under the Trade and Commerce Agency

Sacramento (916)322-1394

Los Angeles (626)683-2619

SanDiego (619)645-2657

SanMateo (650)573-3880


FEDERAL:

Provides business (start-up) counseling, publications, various forms of financial ssistance, counseling, training, services and local assistance, for minorities, veterans, women business ownership, and procurement assistance.

US Small Business Administration
409 3rd Street, SW
Washington, DC 20416
(800) 827-5722


US Small Business Administration
501 I Street, Suite 12-200
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 930-2410
(800) 827-5722
www.sba.gov


Disaster loans:
(916) 566-7240

US Small Business Administration District Field Offices

San Francisco (415) 744-6820

Fresno (559) 487-5791

Los Angeles (818) 552-3210

San Diego (619) 557-7252


Provides Federal program referrals:

Federal Information Center
(800) 688-9889
(800) 326-2996 TDD/TTY



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