Skip to content

Business Startup Guide

Welcome to the Lodi Chamber's Business Startup Guide, your ultimate resource for navigating the exciting journey of entrepreneurship. Whether you're a budding entrepreneur with a groundbreaking idea or an aspiring business owner ready to turn your vision into reality, this guide is designed to equip you with the knowledge, tools, and support needed to launch and grow a successful business in Lodi and beyond. From planning and financing to marketing and operations, we've curated a wealth of valuable resources, tips, and insights to help you navigate every step of the startup process with confidence. Let's embark on this journey together and unlock the potential of your business dreams.

1,support, businesses, start

Let's Get Started

Looking to start a business in Lodi, California? We're here to help you succeed! Follow the steps below to get started. Business Tools is brought to you by the Lodi Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Valley Strong Credit Union and the City of Lodi.

Develop a Plan

Our Business Startup Guide kicks off with analyzing your community demographics and data and consulting with an accountant for expert financial guidance.

2 in list
3, support, businesses, start

Tackle the Basics

Open a dedicated business bank account, ensuring you have the necessary business license and more.

Find a Location

Consult with a Commercial Real Estate Broker while leveraging the Chamber and City of Lodi resources along with additional steps.

4 in list, support, businesses, start
5 in list,support, businesses, start

Complete the City Start-Up Checklist

Ensure compliance with the requisite licenses and permits and refer to the City Business Checklist for comprehensive guidance.

Get Insured

Get insurance through an agent/broker for necessary coverage, including worker’s compensation, unemployment, and disability insurance if applicable.

6 in list, support, businesses, start
7 in list, support, businesses, start

Create a Website & Marketing Plan

A strong website presence and effective brand messaging are crucial for business success, emphasizing the importance of consultation for achieving these goals.

Join the Chamber

Gain access to a local network of professionals, increase business exposure, and benefit from Chamber advocacy at both local and state levels.

8 in list, support, businesses, start
9 in list, support, businesses, start

Open Your Door for Business

Celebrate by hosting a ribbon cutting with Chamber of Commerce support, then open your doors to welcome customers.

Get Involved

Once you have settled in, get involved in the community by joining a Chamber Committee or volunteering at events.

10 in list, support, businesses, start
Scroll To Top