Glendora Chamber of Commerce
Starting a Business

Glendora Chamber's Mission Statement

To provide tools and resources to assist the business community in prospering and adapting to the economic climate while growing membership and promoting local purchasing.

Vision Statement

To be a driving force for the economic vitality and quality of life for the businesses, government, community organizations, schools and citizens in the greater Glendora community.

Starting a Business in Glendora

When starting a business in Glendora there are several steps to consider.

Step #1
Zoning

Contact the City of Glendora regarding local zoning laws for your business.
Contact the Glendora Planning Commission at 626-914-8214
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Step #2
Fictitious Name

Do you need a Fictitious Name? Any business name that does not include the surname of the individual owning the business must file a Fictitious Business Statement with the County Clerk of the County your business resides in and within 30 days of the filing the registrant is required to publish this statement in a newspaper in the county (four insertions, one a week for four weeks).
Office of County Clerk
Registrar-Recorder
12440 Imperial Highway
Norwalk, CA 90650
(562) 462-2177
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Step #3
Seller's Permit

Inquire if you need a State Board of Equalization resale permit. If your are selling
or acquiring any tangible items for repair or use in your business you must have a resale permit.
State Board of Equalization
(626) 480-7200
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Step #4
Employer Tax Identification Number

Apply for an EIN Here
Hiring Employees?
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=172179,00.html

Also contact the Small Business Administration which provides financial
and management training to assist you in your business operations.
http://lavernesbdc.org/

Step #5
Business License

If starting a business in Glendora, CA you are required to have a license to operate. There are many different types of Glendora business licenses and permits that are required by various government entities at federal, state and local levels. An operating license is the basic type of business license that most all businesses will be expected to have. Please contact:
Glendora Business Licensing
116 E. Foothill Blvd.
Glendora, CA 91741
626-914-8244
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Please Note: Certain Businesses are required to also obtain a Business License from the County of Los Angeles. They typically are those which are regulated by fire, health, and the Sheriff’s Departments.
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Step #6
Join the Glendora Chamber of Commerce

Joining the chamber is not a requirement but does make sense. The Glendora Chamber exists to help in creating a strong local economy, promoting the community, providing networking opportunities and also represents the interests of business with government.
Please contact our Business Development Director at the Glendora Chamber today to learn more.
Glendora Chamber of Commerce
626-963-4128
224 N Glendora Ave.
Glendora, CA 91741
joe@glendora-chamber.org