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Economic Development staff provide guidance throughout the business process and links to other  business resources. 

WEST SACRAMENTO BUSINESS SERVICES

Economic Development and Housing Department:  (916) 617-4535

  • Guidance and referrals to business planning and technical assistance
  • Information about city, county, state licenses and permits
  • Find local real estate agents, lenders and other services
  • Business assistance, state and local incentives, hiring and training assistance
  • Microenterprise training classes in English and Spanish

How to Start a Business in West Sacramento

Step 1: Call Economic Development to discuss your business plans

Step 2: Check Zoning:  http://online.encodeplus.com/regs/westsacramento-ca/index.aspx

Step 3: Apply for a Business License 

Step 4: Check requirements for a Building Permit

Step 5:  Call or visit the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce (916) 371-7042

  • For information about doing business in the City 
  • Introductions to other local business owners
  • Learn about local products and services
  • Promote your business

BUSINESS PLANNING and TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE 

Capital Region Small Business Development Center  

Small Business Development Center

(916) 319-4268 

CA Association for Microenterprise Opportunity (CAMEO) is California's statewide micro-business network. https://microbiz.org/programs/

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)

Complimentary mentoring and consulting services from experienced business owners

E-mail: info@sacscore.org

Opening Doors

Micro-enterprise training and microloan program

California Business Portal Resources

The California Business Portal provides resources for new businesses:  http://businessportal.ca.gov/business-assistance/start-a-business/

          CaBusinessPortal

 

Small Business Finance Center

The Small Business Finance Center (SBFC) partners with Financial Development Corporations to provide loan guarantees and direct loans for small businesses that experience capital access barriers.

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