Business / Economy

GO-Biz Launches One-Stop Biz Portal

Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development has launched a site which provides information on starting a new business, getting permits and licenses, and more

As part of an ongoing effort to provide more online tools to businesses, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has announced the launch of the California Business Portal, a one-stop-shop website for business owners looking for information and assistance. 

“The California Business Portal is a response to the needs of the business community and their request for better on-line tools,” said GO-Biz Chief Deputy Director Panorea Avdis. “California business owners now have a resource to make it easier to do business in the state and GO-Biz will continually update the portal to ensure it keeps up with the demands of business owners and entrepreneurs.” 

The California Business Portal provides information to business owners on starting a new business, permits and licenses, incentives, local resources and more. The business portal is designed to be mobile friendly and can be accessed on iOS and Android devices.

Key features include: 

  • Quick Start Guides: Short guides that contain the essential information for starting, and growing specific types of businesses in the state of California.
  • California Business Navigator: Not sure where to start? The Business Navigator provides custom information for your business including permits, licenses and incentives.
  • Service Desk: Get answers to commonly asked questions with the California Business Portal Service Desk. If the information for your situation is not here yet, submit your question and GO-Biz will provide a customized answer.

San Benito County Business Council

Established in 2002, the Business Council is a 501 C 6 non-profit organization comprised of more than 45 businesses, municipal, non-profit and community agencies, representing more than 2,500 employees in San Benito County and throughout the Monterey Bay region. The top 4 priority goals for 2021 identified by our member survey participants are as follows:

1. Retention, expansion, job creation and growth of existing businesses
2. EDC Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Implementation - New business attraction
3. Measure G Implementation, roads, transportation, decaying infrastructure
4. Building relations with elected officials and staff