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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.


What can we help you with?

Ten Steps to Start Your Business

Get your business started by following these 10 steps to create a solid business plan. Learn about business resources and how to mitigate start up risks.

Finance Your Business

Learn about financing options for businesses that don't qualify for conventional loan financing.

Develop Your Business

Find your target market in Sonoma County, expand your customer list, and understand current trends in your industry with our business development tools.

Expand Your Business

Take advantage of our free and customized services to help your business stay and grow.

Find Employees

Recruit qualified employees and learn about on the job training funds.

SoCo Launch - Business Disaster Assistance

Prepare your business for natural disasters and learn about business recovery resources available during times of disaster.

Business Resource Directory

Get in touch with organizations that provide free or low-cost business mentoring services and workshops in Sonoma County.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Check out most commonly asked questions from people starting a business in Sonoma County.


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Request Free Business Assistance

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. 

Service Request Form Formulario de AdmisiĆ³n del Programa de Servicios Empresariales