The Sonoma County Economic Development Board has an entire department dedicated to
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Economic Development Board Business Assistance Department
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Sonoma County Economic Development Board
Sheba Person-Whitley, Executive Director
141 Stony Circle, Suite 110
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: (707) 565-7170
E-mail: [email protected]
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
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
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)
777 Sonoma Avenue, Room 1158
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: (707) 571-8342
Offers business assistance, referrals, training, counseling, and information.
Small Business Development Center
1377 Corporate Center Parkway
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Phone: (707) 595-0060
Publicly funded small business assistance agency offering free business counseling and low cost training.