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Put Your Passion Into Action

You have a brilliant business idea and have decided to set up shop in Lodi. Follow each step below brought to you by the Lodi Chamber of Commerce and the SBDC, in partnership with the City of Lodi!

Develop a Plan

Create a detailed business plan, analyze community demographics and data, and consult with an accountant for expert financial guidance.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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