As an entrepreneur, starting a business will likely be one of the most exciting and challenging goals you set out to achieve. The City of Glendora wants to be sure you are prepared to succeed. There are many decisions that will need to be made; be aware of local, federal and state regulations. Listed below are some of the key items that need to be considered. Understanding the different factors involved will help ensure you’re on the right path to success.
Page DirectoryBusiness Plan
Site Location / Signage
Employer ID Number
Permits / Licenses
Naming your Business
Additional Requirements and Resources
In addition to knowing the product you will sell or the service you will provide, you will want to have a marketing plan, an organizational plan and a financial plan. Having this plan from the start, can be the difference between a struggling and a successful business.
If you intend on changing or installing a new sign, you will need to contact the Planning Department. (626) 914-8214
If you will need to make any physical change to your place of business, please contact the Building Department at (626) 914-8223 to determine if any building permits will be required.
How will you organize your business?
Decide which legal structure will work best for your business. Each structure has its own advantage and disadvantages. For specific questions about which structure is best for your business, you should consult a qualified tax consultant or an attorney.
Sellers Permit - If you are selling or acquiring any tangible items for repair or use in your business you must have a resale permit. Information on registering or renewing a permit or license or contact California State Board of Equalization, (626) 480-7200.
Business Specific Requirements - Information on additional permits that may be required specific to your business type
Glendora Business License – Businesses operating in the City of Glendora need to obtain a business license. The business license must be renewed annually. The application can be applied for in person at City Hall.
More information on Business Licensing
Information on application and fees
• Naming your Business
If you establish a business that does not include your surname, within 40 days of business start date, you must file a Fictitious Business Statement with the County Clerk of Los Angeles, (562) 462-2177.
Office of the County Clerk, Registrar-Recorder
12440 Imperial Highway, Norwalk CA 90650
Information to find out if your intended business name is already in use
Check with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) office to find out if you can qualify for government loans or other financial assistance options.
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