Business Resources

State Agencies & Programs

CalGOLD (California Government: On-Line to Desktops)
Provides detailed information on the business permit, license and registration requirements from all levels of government.
http://business.ca.gov/

Department of Financial Institutions
Information relating to credit unions, industrial loan companies, banks, savings and loan associations or savings banks.
http://www.dfi.ca.gov/

Department of Corporations
Responsible for the regulation of securities, franchises, off-exchange commodities, investment and financial services, independent escrows, consumer and commercial finance lending, and residential mortgage lending.
http://www.corp.ca.gov/

Franchise Tax Board
Information relating to franchise tax requirements, penalties and suspensions/forfeitures.
http://www.ftb.ca.gov/

State Board of Equalization
Information relating to sales or use tax liability, special taxes and fees, property tax administration, and franchise and income tax appeals.
http://www.boe.ca.gov/

Employment Development Department
Information relating to unemployment insurance, disability insurance and employment tax.
http://www.edd.ca.gov/

Department of Consumer Affairs
Information relating to licensing requirements at the state level for specific business entities.
http://www.dca.ca.gov/

Department of Insurance
Information relating to requirements for insurance companies, agents and brokers.
http://www.insurance.ca.gov/

State Bar of California Office of Certification
Information relating to registration of law corporations and limited liability partnerships.
http://www.calbar.ca.gov/

Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Workers' Compensation
Information relating to worker's compensation requirements.
http://www.dir.ca.gov/

Department of Justice, Registry of Charitable Trusts
Information relating to charitable trusts and public benefit corporations.
http://www.ag.ca.gov/charities/

Tax Information Center
Information relating to income, payroll, sales and use tax for businesses.
http://www.taxes.ca.gov/

CalBIS (California Business Investment Services)
Provides tailored site selection and investment counseling services for businesses, real-estate executives, and site selection consultants considering California for new business investment and expansion.
http://ceda.caled.org/content/california-business-investment-services

California Chambers of Commerce
Provides links to the websites of California Chambers of Commerce.
http://www.calchamber.com/