Manteca Chamber host a Business Start-up Workshop with the SBA, the first Thursday of each month at 12 noon. Cost is $15 and includes a DVD.
Here is an outline of important steps to starting your business:
1. Create a Business Plan
2. Find a location (making sure your location is conducive with your business is imperative. Zoning issues can cause delays in opening and be very costly) http://www.ci.manteca.ca.us/CommunityDevelopment
3. Name Your Business – Check the availability of your proposed name: http://www.sos.ca.gov/business-programs/business-entities/name-availability
File a Fictitious Name Statement https://www.sjgov.org/recorder/dynamic?id=10791
4.. License & Building Permits http://www.ci.manteca.ca.us/Finance/FAQ.aspx