Business Resources


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If you looking for information that can support your business, you have come to the right place. The links below can help connect you to various resources critical to starting, operating or growing a business.


Training and Educational Institutions 

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Resource Centers of Santa Barbara County

Colleges and Universities



Starting a Business/Forming a Corporation

Small Business Assistance - SBCC

Small Business Assistance - SCORE

Filing a Fictitious Business Name  

Business License - Contact the  Treasurer/Tax Collector

Land Use Development permits

California Secretary of State - Establishing the business's legal structure 

U.S. Small Business Administration  


State and federal resources

California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

Contractors State License Board

Department of Industrial Relations

Secretary of State

Division of Workers' Compensation


State Board of Equalization

Department of Consumer Affairs

Employment Development Department (EDD)

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

State Labor Commissioner Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE)

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center  

U.S. Small Business Administration

U.S. International Trade Commission

Permits and Registrations 

Health permits 

Building permits

Land Use Development permits

Fire prevention permits

Business permits

Business property Statement E-Filing

Assessor Property Exemption Form

Agricultural permits, fees and reports



Property taxes  - County Assessor

Property taxes - Treasurer/Tax Collector - Treasurer/Tax Collector


Business Loan and Incentive Programs

Microloans and Revolving loans 


Other Resources and Partners 

Chambers of Commerce  

TriCounty Better Business Bureau  

Women's Economic Ventures

SCORE Santa Barbara - Service Core of Retired Executives 

California Department of Child Support Services - Employer Information 

Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau & Film Commission