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  • My Checklist
    PLAN

    Get an Idea
    Understand why Long Beach would be the right place

    Supportive Resources
    Get to know them

    Business Plan
    Roadmap to profitability

    Financial Plan
    Forecast cost & revenue

    Funding Types & Incentives
    Access to capital and incentives

    Business License
    Determine if you need one

    Determine Property Type
    Home-Based? Co-working? Mobile? Business Property?

    LAUNCH

    Zoning Check
    Is your business type allowed at that site?

    Site Selection
    Don't sign a lease before checking zoning

    Negotiate Your Lease
    Check zoning before you sign

    Register Your Business
    with the State of California

    Apply for a Business License
    with the City

    Site Plan Check
    Review with City

    Permits
    Get approved by the City

    Inspections
    Ensure you are being safe

    Renew Your License
    Receive, renew, edit, or close

    GROW

    Hire Employees
    Expand your workforce

    Business Taxes
    Paying them

    Obtain Funding
    Access resources to grow

    Marketing
    Getting customers

    Work with the City
    Become a vendor

    Networking
    Expand your contacts

  • My Forms
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