From resorts and restaurants, to auto dealerships and artisans, business in Huntington Beach is booming. The City welcomes new business and has developed a website that can guide you through the steps to starting your business in, or relocating your business to, Huntington Beach.
PUTTING UP YOUR SHINGLE
The city has a website where potential new business owners can view properties for sale or lease within the City limits. Before you sign a lease, the city’s community development department can help make sure you understand the zoning, parking, and building use requirements for the location of your choice. The city can also assist with obtaining a building code compliance report in order to eliminate unexpected costs related to code corrections down the line. Next, apply for a business license.
BUSINESS LICENSE NAVIGATION
While business licenses aren’t transferrable between owners, you may be able to transfer your license to a new location within the city. Just visit the city’s business license website.
PARTNERS, PROGRAMS, AND BUSINESS ASSISTANCE
Finally, make sure you check out the city’s business support page. There you will find opportunities to apply for financial assistance, learn about local business resources that might be available to you, find out about business consultants and jobseekers, and find assistance in navigating the sometimes-challenging bureaucracy of business regulations, permits, and taxes.
RED TAPE TO RED CARPET
Huntington beach has an economic development department dedicated to promoting and sustaining a strong business climate throughout the community. No two businesses are alike and the city has a team ready to serve anyone looking to start or relocate a business in Huntington Beach. Learn more at www.hbbiz.com.