Starting a business in Pasadena can be simple. Technical assistance is available from the Chamber. You can also contact the Foothill Workforce Investment Board, Small Business Administration, Small Business Development Center and others for help with financing, business plan development and other assistance.
A good first stop is the City of Pasadena Economic Development Department. You can call the office at (626) 744-4660 and speak with Ruth Martinez or visit www.cityofpasadena.net/EconomicDevelopment for information.
You can contact these city departments for technical assistance and licenses:
Business License (www.cityofpasadena.net/Finance/License/)
Planning and Permitting (www.cityofpasadena.net/PlanningandDevelopment/)
City of Pasadena business resources (www.sba.gov/localresources/district/ca/la/index.html)
Pasadena Water and Power Department (www.cityofpasadena.net/waterandpower/)
Smaqll Business Development Center at Pasadena City College (www.pccsbdc.org)
Service Corps of Retired Executives SCORE (www.scorela.org)
Small Business Administration (Los Angeles Area (www.sba.gov/localresources/district/ca/la/index.html)
Small Business Development Center (College of the Canyons) (www.sbdc4biz.org)