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Additional Business Resources

(U.S. Small Business Administration)
200 West Santa Ana Boulevard, #700, Santa Ana, CA 92701   MAP
The SBA is dedicated to providing support to small businesses across the nation.

Paul Smith, Economic Development Specialist 714.560.7448 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Orange County SBDC
(Orange County Small Business Development Center)
2323 N. Broadway, Suite. 201, Santa Ana, CA 92706   MAP
"Counselors to America's Small Business," provide no-cost business counseling services to new businesses and those considering going into business.
It is an "arm" of the SBA (U.S. Small Business Administration).

Training or Consultation: 714.564.5200 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Training Classes:   www.ocsbdc.com/training/

Orange County SCORE
Senior Corps of Retired Executives)
200 W. Santa Ana Boulevard, Suite 700, Santa Ana, CA 92701   MAP

As a resource partner with the SBA, SCORE operates in cooperation with the SBA to provide business owners with information vital to their success. It is comprised of both retired and working business professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help a new generation of small business owners start and grow their companies.   Appointments are strongly recommended.

Training or Consultation:  714.550.7369 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SCORE, "Counselors to America's Small Business," provides low- or no-cost business counseling services.
* Small business mentoring to new and existing small businesses * On-line assistance: www.score114.org/
* On-site evaluations * Business training seminars


BOE, District 4
(State Board of Equalization)
16715 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 150, Irvine, CA 92606   MAP
To register for a CA Sales Permit, License, or Account - Click Here
Apply Online For Your EIN (Federal Tax ID) - Online 5 Minute EIN Application

Fictitious Name Statement
A business requires a Fictitious Name (DBA-"Doing Business As" Name).
Local newspapers that can help you apply for and run your Fictitious Name Statement form: Click Here.
Be sure to ask the newspaper if it offers the following, as part of their Filing Fee. If they don't, you will have to go to Santa Ana to file and to search check on the name availability.

* Checking Your Company Name Availability with the Secretary of State * Files your Paperwork with the County of Orange

(Orange County Fire Authority)
One Fire Authority Road, Irvine, CA 92602

A business may require a fire permit. 714.573.6200714.573.6200 www.ocfa.org

Employee Handbooks
Here's a Link to the SBA page for writing an employee handbook.

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