Starting a Business

SCORE

Ask SCORE for Business Advise

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) is a free service sponsored by the United States Small Business Administration. SCORE is comprised of men and women who had successful careers in management, ownership and operation of their own businesses. SCORE counselors provide free counseling services to owners and managers of small businesses and people who wish to buy or sell a business. If you wish, you may contact the SCORE East Bay Chapter 506 office in Oakland at (510) 273-6611.

Available through the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce:

     

  1. SCORE counseling appointments provided by appointment only on Wednesday mornings at the Chamber office. Call (925) 846-5858 to make an appointment.
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CITY OF PLEASANTON BUSINESS RESOURCES

Listing of vacant commercial properties in the City of Pleasanton

OBTAINING A BUSINESS LICENSE

Visit the City of Pleasanton Business License Department to download a license application, or contact them at 200 Old Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton, California 94566 (925) 931-5440

FILING FOR A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

Forms can be picked up on the second floor of the Alameda County Courthouse at 5672 Stoneridge Drive in Pleasanton, or visit Alameda County's website for more information.

Local newspapers that publish notices of fictitious business names:

The Tri-Valley Herald and The Valley Times are published by the Bay Area News Group (925) 462-4160

The Independent Newspaper (925) 447-8700

Pleasanton Weekly (925) 600-0840

STATE FORMS, PUBLICATIONS & REPORTS

Contact:
California State Board of Equalization
1515 Clay Street, Suite 303
Oakland CA 94612-1432
(510) 622-4100

EMPLOYER REQUIRED NOTICES

Compliance materials are available at a discount to Pleasanton Chamber members. Download the 2013 Compliance Materials Order Form.

SMALL BUSINESS/SELF-EMPLOYED TAXPAYER & EDUCATION OFFICE

Small business and self-employed one-stop resource: Click here

LEGAL RESOURCES

Click here to access Frequently Asked Questions on Pre-Paid Legal Services' website.

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