Secretary of State
Business Programs Division Reserving business names request for Corporation, Limited Liability Company, and Limited Partnership. May be filed by mail or in person only. 1500 11th Street, 3rd Floor Sacramento, CA 95814.
Orange County Clerk Recorder
Register for a new "Fictitious Business Name," may be filed by mail, in person or online. 12 Civic Center Plaza, Room 106 Santa Ana, CA 92701
Internal Revenue Service
Obtaining a Federal Employer ID number to use in place of your Social Security number. 34 Civic Center Plaza, 2nd floor, Santa Ana, CA 92703
Registry of Charitable Trusts, Secretary of State, Sacramento
Telephone: (916) 445-2021 or (916) 653-3365.
IRS Tax-Exempt Status Information
Tax information for Charities & Other Non-Profits.
State Board of Equalization
Register for a Seller’s Permit. May be filed by mail, phone or online. 16751 Von Karman Ave., Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92606
Orange County Health Care Agency
Obtaining Health Permits for businesses involved in food services. 1241 E. Dyer Road #120, Santa Ana, CA 92705 (714) 433-6000
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Obtaining a License to Serve Alcohol. 605 W Santa Ana Blvd., Building 28, Suite 369, Santa Ana CA 92701 (714) 558-4101.
Contractors State License Board
Apply for or verify Contractor Licenses. 7001 Village Drive, #260, Buena Park, CA 90621
Department of Consumer Affairs
Consumer Self-Help: Tips & Resources to Resolve Consumer Complaints. 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N112, Sacramento, CA 95834
San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce
Grow Your Business by joining membership San Juan Chamber of Commerce
SCORE (Service Core of Retired Executives)
SCORE is a non-profit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship
SBA (Small Business Association)
SBA offers programs to support the needs of small business owners, including programs related to technical, financial, contracting, education, disaster assistance and civil rights compliance