Having your own small business can be the fulfillment of lifetime dreams. It can also be confusing, intimidating and frustrating. There are many things to think about—regulations, financing, taxes, permits and more. We hope that we can provide you with information and confidence to help you move through the maze.
There are several resources you can use whether you have been in business for many years or just starting out. Listed below are organizations that can help you grow your business or assist you in times of need.
Our Napa City Guide and Business Directory has a lot of information on "Doing Business in Napa" including a Major Employers List, Visitor Profile, and Checklist for Starting a Business. Click HERE for the online version.
City of Napa Business Liaison Services
Micah Hinkle, Business Liaison
The City of Napa values our business community and understands its impact on the local and regional economy. Whether you are at the initial stage of your business concept or an established business in the City of Napa, we are your business resource.We work with businesses to navigate through permit processes.
· Arrange meetings with multiple City departments for information.
· Work with other agencies and community partners for coordinated solutions to business and development issues.
· Connect businesses to sustainability programs and resources.
· Provide targeted information on demographics, trends, sales, and other business decision information.
· Help you identify potential properties for your business and provide you with property listings and broker contact information.
Napa Valley College Small Business Development Center
1556 First Street, Suite 103 (right across the hall from the Napa Chamber).
The mission of the SBDC is to provide business owners and managers with information, training and expert individual consulting. We were established in 1988 to meet the specialized needs of the small business community in the Napa and Southeastern Sonoma County region. We are here to help you succeed, and through your success, to help stimulate our local and regional economy.
Business counseling by seasoned executives provided free of charge to small business owners and budding entrepreneurs. Workshops on 'Starting a Business' and 'Business Plans' also provided. For appointments contact the Napa Chamber office at (707) 226-7455. For general information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (707) 571-8342. SCORE is a Small Business Administration sponsored organization. For more information visit www.score.org
SCORE Announces New Seminars to Help Prospective Business Owners
Santa Rosa, CA--North Coast SCORE Chapter 450 announces a seminar series, Simple Steps for Starting Your Business. These seminars will help the attendees determine whether their small business ideas have merit, how best to plan, setup, and fund their business. Download pdf HERE!
Business & Career Center
650 Imperial Way Ste. 101
A program of the Napa County Workforce Investment Board, Workforce Napa is a one-stop business and career center comprised of partners dedicated to assisting businesses and career seekers throughout the county. Workforce Napa provides workforce and employer services that impact the sustainability and vibrancy of local businesses and the community.
Business Assistance Program - Workforce Napa
This service is designed to help you manage your business. The following services are available at low, or no cost through the Workforce Napa network of business service providers.
- Business Consulting
- Management or Staff Training
- Access to Qualified Employees
- Access to Capital
Napa Chamber of Commerce Business Builder’s Committee
Mission: To provide chamber members with learning opportunities and resources designed to increase business effectiveness and create a dynamic, growing economy.
The Business Builder’s Committee creates and sponsors the low-cost, monthly business educational workshops, Wake Up Your Business Wednesday, in conjunction with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). For a complete list of the monthly WUYBW seminars and topics, go to the Napa Chamber 2011 AT-A-GLANCE Event Calendar.
Interested in joining this dynamic and interesting committee? Contact Sherry McKillop, Business Builders Committee Chair and Owner of Follow Your Compass by calling 707-227-7070 or by email: email@example.com
Committee meets the first Tuesday of the month from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the Napa Chamber Board Room.
Napa Valley Adult Education
1600 Lincoln Avenue, Napa
Napa Valley Adult Education, part of the Napa Unified School District, assists businesses in educating employees. From helping employees attain their GED or high school diplomas to English as a Second Language classes, to computer, language and leadership classes at the workplace, we are dedicated to making your business more profitable through education.
Tools For Business Success
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