Business Resources and Contacts

Business Resources and Contacts



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Having access to business resource information and knowing who to talk with or go to for help will make a difference in getting off on the right foot.  See our Guide to Doing Business in Lakeport!  

Here are links to Other websites that have great information on where to start:

USDA - Rural Business/Agricultural Producers - they have information and other helpful Grant and Loan Program information.
SBA - Has a resource guide and additional information for small businesses.
California Human Development - Provides Employment Training Centers for low income individuals. They also have a Farmworker Jobs Program as well as other assistance programs.
Career Point - Helping you succeed in business! They work with CalJobs and the Employment Development Department (EDD) to assist with employment opportunities.

business resource1Business Assistance Contact Information:

1.  FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME:
     Lake County Courthouse - County Clerk's Office
      255 N. Forbes Street 2nd Floor 
      Lakeport, CA 95453
    http://www.lakecountyca.gov/
      (707) 263-2311
 
2.  CHILD CARE PROVIDERS:    
     State of California – Rohnert Park Local Unit
     101 Golf Course Drive, Suite A-230
      Rohnert Park 94928
      (707) 588-5026
                                     
3.  CONTRACTOR STATE LICENSE BOARD 
      State of California (800) 321-2752
 
4.   STATE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS:   
      Department of Consumer Affairs
      (800) 952-5210
 
5.  SALE OF ALCOHOL:        
      Alcoholic Beverage Control Department
      50 D Street, Room 130, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
      (707) 576-2165
 
6.  SALE OF FOOD OR DRINK: 
     922 Bevins Court
     (707) 263-1164
 
7.  SALE OF PRODUCTS 
     California Department of Tax and Fee Administration
     P.O. Box 942879
     Sacramento, CA  95404
     (800) 400-7115
 
8. STATE INCOME TAX:       
    Franchise Tax Board
    (800) 852-5711
 
     Employee (EIN) or Identification Number
     777 Sonoma Ave.
     Santa Rosa, CA 95404  
     (707) 535-3859
 
10.   BUSINESS NAME AVAILABILITY:     
         California Secretary of State - Sacramento Office
         1500 11th Street
         Sacramento, CA  95814
         www.sos.ca.gov
         (916) 653-6814
 
11.    SMALL BUSINESS LOANS:
          State Loan Guarantee Program
          (916) 322-1729
 
          875 Lakeport Blvd.
          www.lakeportchamber.com
          Lakeport, CA 95453
          (707) 263-5092
 
13.    BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU:  
         1000 Broadway, Ste 625
          Oakland, CA 94607
          510-844-2000
          www.goldengatebbb.org
 
14.    CITY OF LAKEPORT BUSINESS LICENSES
          Community Development Department
          225 Park Street in Lakeport
          707-263-5615 X 204
           www.cityoflakeport.com
 
15.     LAKEPORT PLANNING & BUILDING PERMITS
          Community Development Department
          225 Park Street in Lakeport
          707-263-5613 X 204
          www.cityoflakeport.com
 
16.     COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SERVICES (CDS)
          3895 Main Street
          Kelseyville CA  95451
          Jeff Lucas, jefflucas@mchsi.com