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Business Assistance


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The Sonoma County Economic Development Board is focused on making your business a success. Whether you are just starting out or looking to expand, we've got you covered!

Whether you just need a quick answer to a business start-up question, or you'd like help with the entire process of starting or growing your business, we are just a phone call away. Call our Business Assistance Team for access to all EDB services, plus information about other business resources in Sonoma County that can help your business.

Following is a summary of our services:

  • Navigate the licensing and permitting process
  • Analyze the market and plan your strategy
  • Find a business loan to start or expand your company
  • Attract qualified employees
  • Save money and energy by making your business more 'green'
  • Stay up-to-date on business laws, trends, and developments through workshops and seminars
  • Connect with other business services throughout the County

To start accessing the EDB's FREE services, please fill out the-- Start Here: Business Client Sign-Up Form (Formulario de Registro de Cliente Empresarial). If you have any technical issues with completing the form, please call (707) 565-7170. 

Asistencia a Negocios en Español o  (707) 565-6402: Su primera parada en obtener información acerca de cómo iniciar o expandir su negocio.