How to Start a Business
Congratulations! Visiting our website is the first step of many in starting your business. The Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce & Convention-Visitors Bureau and our partner organizations have many resources available to you for building your business.
For those just starting out on the path to creating your business, we recommend taking advantage of the Silicon Valley Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) counseling sessions. These one-hour complimentary sessions occur on the first Wednesday of each month at our offices and are available by appointment only. To schedule your counseling session, please click here and remember to choose Santa Clara as the location.
For those that already have your business plan and are ready to open for business, please make sure to visit the City of Santa Clara's website for information on business licenses and required permits. To reach the City of Santa Clara, please click here.
And, for a complimentary copy of our "How to Start a Business" resource guide, please click here to download.
Of course, once you have completed all the necessary steps to open your business, please make sure to give our Chamber a call-we would like to share with you the many benefits and services that we offer our members to help grow their business through our core values of:
To find out more, please visit our Chamber information page by clicking here. The Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce & Convention-Visitors Bureau, "Giving Your Business the Power to Grow".