If you charge sales tax you will need to apply for a Sales Tax Number or Resale Number
You must register your business name with the County Clerk Recorder to get your Fictitious Business Name.
If you have employees, you may need to apply for a Federal Identification Number.
If you are serving alcoholic beverages, you may need to apply with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Licensing
If you are selling or trading in firearms, new laws require you to register with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for a Federal Firearms License (FFL) and a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the Department of Justice.
If you need an Export License
If you are selling or trading secondhand merchandise or pawn broking, new laws require you to register with the Police Department
If you deal in check cashing, you must register with the Department of Justice
Information and services provided by the government for the business community.
California Permit Assistance CalGOLD provides businesses with information on permits and other requirements of California agencies at all levels of government.
Environmental Protection Agency This California agency may need to review and approve your permit application.
Deals with basic legal issues
Information regarding starting and managing small businesses.
The homepage of the State of California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation
Links to other agencies that deal with worker’s compensation laws and requirements.
The Employment Development Department administers state unemployment and non-industrial disability insurance programs.