Calgold: Business Permits Made Simple

Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 by Business_and_Finance


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Thinking about starting a small business?  If you are, one of the most valuable resources for California startups is Calgold.  

Calgold is a CA state site that helps small business owners find all of the permits necessary to start a business.  It lists city, county, state and federal agencies that regulate your particular industry, along with contact information and web links for each agency.  

Let's say you want to start a landscaping business in Campbell.  Go to the Calgold site ( and follow these steps:

  1. Type in "landscaping"
  2. Choose "Landscape Services"
  3. Choose your county and city
  4. Click Continue

Voila!  A complete list of all municipal and state agencies that might regulate your business.  See a sample list here.

Please note that this list is of all potential permits that MIGHT  affect your business.  You may or may not have to apply for every permit listed.  However, it's a good idea to contact every agency listed to learn more about regulations that may affect your business.

Calgold is truly a goldmine of information!


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