Name & Finance Your Business

Naming Your Business

If you will be using a fictitious name for your business (a name other than your personal legal name), you will need to check with the County Clerk to be sure no one else is using that name before completing a Fictitious Business Name Statement. The Sonoma County Clerk is located in Santa Rosa:
2300 County Center Drive
Suite B-177

Call 707-565-3800.

Financing Your Business

Need start-up capital? If you are seeking funding, a well-crafted loan proposal stating who you are, how much money you’ll need, and how you plan to repay the loan will be beneficial. The Small Business Administration (SBA) has helpful information and is located at:
455 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

You may call them at 415-744-6820.

Find out which financing options are best for you - business loans, research and development grants, venture capital, or other options!

Here are a few banks to guide you: