Business Resources

When opening a business in Healdsburg, please make your first stop with us.  We will connect you with the resources you need to be successful in your endeavors.


Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
217 Healdsburg Avenue
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: (707) 433-6935
Fax: (707) 433-7562
Inside California (800) 648-9922
www.healdsburg.com

Healdsburg Economic Development Office (EDO)
Carla Howell
217 Healdsburg Avenue
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: (707) 433-6935
Email:  carla@healdsburg.com

The Economic Development Office is a partnership of the Healdsburg Chamber and the City of Healdsburg. The Economic Development Officer is available to act as an advocate for businesses with planning and permit issues, land and lease acquisition, and expansion or relocation questions. Prospective new companies have benefited from the services of this office.

 

Job postings
Chamber Members Event Calendar
2016 Chamber Meeting Calendar
Online Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce Membership Application
Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce Membership Application PDF

Winter 2016 Sonoma County Local Economic Report

10 Steps To Starting Your Own Business PDF
For a list of services provided by the EDO Click Here
Interested in starting or relocating a business to Healdsburg
For business resources within Healdsburg city limits
For Sonoma County Business Resources
For Business Start-up Information
For Information on the Affordable Care Act

Area Demographic & Relocation Guide PDF.

 


For businesses within the Healdsburg city limits:

City of Healdsburg
401 Grove Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: (707) 431-3317
Fax: (707) 431-3321
Website: http://www.ci.healdsburg.ca.us/

City of Healdsburg -  Business License Office
401 Grove Street
Healdsburg, CA  95448
Phone: (707) 431-3177
All businesses in the City of Healdsburg are required to obtain a business license. The business license period is from July 1st through June 30th of each year. Based on the opening date of your business, fees may be pro-rated on a quarterly basis.

Planning & Building Department
401 Grove Street
(Physical location: 435 Allen Ct.)
Healdsburg, CA  95448
(707) 431-3346
Handles planning & building codes & offers a One-Stop-Shop permit review process; also handles sign regulations and way-finding signage

Electric Department
(707) 431-3346
Handles all matters pertaining to electrical services within the city limits.

Public Works Department
Phone: (707) 431-3346
Handles matters related to sewer discharge.

Utility Office
Phone: (707) 431-3307
There is an application form and deposit requirement for any business that requires utilities to be connected at a city location.
For natural gas service & connection contact PG&E 1-800-743-5000
For disposal & garbage contact Northbay Corp. 585-0291

Downtown Healdsburg Merchant Display Guides. Enforced by the City of Healdsburg
Portable Sign, Temporary Sign, & Menu Board Guidelines PDF
Downtown Outdoor Display Guidelines PDF

 

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Business in Sonoma County

The Sonoma County Economic Development Board has an entire department dedicated to
 Business Assistance Department
Economic Development Board Business Assistance Department
Business Assistance Team
Sonoma County Business Assistance Guide

Sonoma County Economic Development Board
Ben Stone, Economic Development Coordinator
401 College Avenue Suite D
Santa Rosa, CA 95401-5148
Phone: (707) 565-7170
Fax: (707) 565-7231
E-mail: EDB@sonoma-county.org
Website: www.sonoma-county.org

The Sonoma County Economic Development Board (EDB) has two major functions: To provide information and referral services to help local businesses to start up, succeed and grow; and to develop and disseminate factual data regarding significant economic activities, trends and projections for Sonoma County.

Sonoma County Permit & Resource Management Department
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, California 95403 
Phone: (707) 565-1900 or Click Here for their list of departments
Website: www.sonoma-county.org/prmd
The Permit and Resource Management Department is responsible for the regulation of land development in the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County. Their website covers just about everything you need to know, including permits available online.

Sonoma County Clerk
2300 County Center Drive
Building B 177
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone: (707) 565-3800
Fax: (707) 565-3957
Website: www.sonoma-county.org
All fictitious business names must be registered with the Sonoma County Clerk. Generally this registration applies to an individual doing business under a name other than their own, or the name suggests the existence of additional owners, or the name does not include the surname of each general partner.

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
Chapter 450
777 Sonoma Avenue, Room 1158
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: (707) 571-8342
www.score.org
Offers business assistance, referrals, training, counseling, and information.

Small Business Development Center
1377 Corporate Center Parkway
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Phone: (707) 595-0060
Website: http://sonomasbdc.org
Publicly funded small business assistance agency offering free business counseling and low cost training.

SoCo Nexus & North Bay iHUB
1300 Valley House Drive
Rohnert Park, CA
Sonoma Mountain Village
www.soconexus.org & North Bay iHub
(707) 794-1240

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Local resource for questions regarding the Affordable Care Act

Redwood Empire Health Reform Resource Center
www.romeroinsurance.com
www.sonoma-county.org/healthcarereform
www.coveredca.com

Business Start-up Resources

Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development
GO-Biz
Starting a Business in California
1400 10th St. Sacramento, CA 95814
(877) 345-4633

Website: www.business.ca.gov
The official website for the State of California providing state-by-step instructions for starting a business.

Start-up Kit
U.S. Small Business Administration
Phone: (415) 744-6823
www.sba.gov

United States Small Business Administration (SBA)
455 Market Street 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 744-6820
Fax: (415) 744-6812
www.sba.gov
The U.S. Small Business Administration provides financial, technical and management assistance. It is also the nation's largest single financial backer of small businesses.

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Starting a Business in Healdsburg

Economic Development

Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce Business Assistance Service:
In 1994, the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce and the City of Healdsburg formed the Economic Development Partnership. Since that time, the office has assisted hundreds of business owners and developers with an interest in our thriving business community. Our advocacy program offers effective help with land and lease negotiation, expansion, relocation, permitting and more. The service also provides training and confidential support in all aspects of business management. For more information, contact our Executive Director, Carla Howell.

 Why Healdsburg?

  • Small town charm, with all the modern conveniences
  • Safe and walk-able neighborhoods, with varied housing stock
  • Family-oriented community that generously supports local charities
  • Supportive and diversified business community
  • Good schools and nearby colleges
  • Great weather and natural surroundings
  • Access to medical and professional services
  • Strong partnerships between business and local government
  • Variety of commercial, industrial, and retail opportunities
  • Stable infrastructure and services
  • Free Services for Existing and New Businesses

Online Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce Membership Application
Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce Membership Application PDF

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Considering expanding or moving to Healdsburg?

Here's how we can help:

  • Introductions to key business leaders and elected officials
  • Site selection and leasing
  • Planning and permitting advocacy
  • Relocation and expansion assistance
  • Workshops, seminars, and individual consulting
  • Write an effective business plan
  • Increase Sales
  • Create new marketing strategies
  • Improve customer service

How is your business doing?

Would you like a confidential, in-depth written operational review of your business? Are your ready for a strategic plan success?

We cover:

  • Annual and quarterly financial statements
  • Operational issues
  • Decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Business strategies, goals, and objectives
  • Personnel issues
  • Facilities and capital improvement

If you have been in business for at least one year in the Healdsburg area, and would like to discuss this program, call Carla Howell at (707) 433-6935, or email carla@healdsburg.com.

Come and Visit, and Find Out if Healdsburg is Right For You
If you are serious about joining the Healdsburg business community, be our guests for a tour of the community and meet key business and civic leaders.

Online Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce Membership Application
Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce Membership Application PDF

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Photo of Summer's Market & Deli by Kim Carroll