Ten Steps to Start Your Business
Starting a business carries risks. As an entrepreneur, you can diminish these risks by performing some due diligence as part of the initial planning stages. In Sonoma County, there are plenty of resources available to guide entrepreneurs through these stages.
Document your business goals and develop a roadmap to profitability.
Ensure that you have enough capital to finance your operations. Once you have developed a business plan, that are several resources for small business financing.
Find out what local licenses and permits you need to operate.
Register your business correctly with federal, state, county, and city agencies.
Your business might require additional state licenses, depending on your product or service.
Check to ensure that your business location meets zoning requirements.
Make sure that your business is set up to handle your tax requirements.
If you plan to hire employees, utilize countywide resources to hire, train, and recruit your workforce.
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