Getting Your Ventura County Business License
A business license registers your business as an individual entity separate from you, which provides important legal benefits. Registering a new business is an essential step in setting a company, no matter how large or small it can grow to be. Here in Ventura County, businesses get to enjoy a variety of untapped potential, committed employees, and a wide range of consumers. Rarely does a business location provide the unique combination of infrastructure, financial stability, market access, affordability, and the quality of life that Ventura County offers.
The EDC has created a thorough Business Start Up Guide to help walk you through the majority of permitting requirements locally. If you live out of state from where the business will be located, you may need a registered agent. Complete the forms and pay the necessary fees, ensuring that all information is clear and correct.
Consider the type of business you are creating. Options include a sole proprietorship, a limited liability company, a limited liability partnership, a C-corporation and an S-corporation.
In addition to considering your local business license requirements, there may be specific requirements to account for that relate to your industry. For example, a baker who is looking to set up a storefront is going to need a different license than an entrepreneur setting up a consulting firm. Be sure to investigate which additional permits may be necessary before you open.
To kickstart your business, contact the professionals at Economic Development Collaborative. Our qualified business advisors can work with you to support business growth and more.