Starting or Building a Business
Business and Marketing Plan
Successful businesses have written plans. Start with the Small Business Development Center then continue your analysis with our available resources online at Tehachapi.ToolsForBusiness.info.
- Small Business Development Center at CSUB
1631 17th Street #200, (661) 654-2856 • www.CSUB.edu/SBDC
Scout Potential Locations
Whether looking for raw land, entitled land or existing space for lease or purchase we can help. Start with our Planning Department and Tehachapi Area Assoc. of REALTORS®
- Tehachapi Area Assoc. of REALTORS®
803 Tucker Road, (661) 822-7652 • www.TehachapiAOR.com
Do you need financial assistance? Along with SBA, our local banks and regional partners can help. Use your business plan to assist you in working with these professionals to see what funding and opportunity might be available for you.
- Mid State Development Corp.
1631 17th Street • Bakersfield • (661) 322-4241 • www.msdcdc.org
- Bank of the Sierra
224 W. F Street, (661) 822-6801 • www.BankOfTheSierra.com
- Bank of the West
758 Tucker Rd, (661) 822-4491 • www.BankOfTheWest.com
- Union Bank
665 Tucker Rd, (661) 822-2500 • www.UnionBank.com
Start Permit Process
The permit process can often seem daunting but we’re here to help. Start by visiting our own Planning and Building Department and contacting these other agencies as needed.
- County of Kern Environmental Health Div.
2700 M Street #300, Bakersfield, (661) 862-8701 • www.co.kern.ca.us/eh
- State Board of Equalization
1800 30th St #380, Bakersfield, (661) 395-2880 • www.boe.ca.gov
- Department of Alcohol Beverage Control
4800 Stockdale Hwy #213, Bakersfield, (661) 395-2731 • www.abc.ca.gov
Network with Other Professionals
Get out there and mingle a bit with other business owners and professionals by joining and/or attending regular community meetings. Here are some organization that you might enjoy.
Advertise Your Business
Let the public know about your new or expanding business by advertising with local publishers. Choose from a variety of print options and/or take your business online.
Celebrate Your Success
Ready... Set... Go! Open your business with a splash by letting the City of Tehachapi or these great organizations know if we can help with a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting.