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Phase 1: Begin your start-up or expansion in San José


The City can help you navigate steps to starting, expanding or operating your business in
San José. 

Where to go for information about your type of business?
To get started, select your business type in the toolbar above or continue reading below.
You will find steps and other information specific to your type of business. 

Where to begin for information relevant to all businesses?
Use the left navigation bar to meet your City of San José business coach and find information common to all businesses. 

Where to find out more?
For more help on starting, locating or expanding your business, visit: 

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Your restaurant

If you are opening or expanding a restaurant or food service business in San José, this is where you will find an easy-to-use flowchart mapping the steps for your type of business as well as links to available services.

Food Preparation Businesses in Homes and Public Spaces VideoSee also our new video, Food Preparation Businesses in Homes and Commercial Spaces. This video lets you accompany an entrepreneur who specializes in coffee roasting as he learns about registering the business, filling out the proper forms, and considerations such as zoning, parking and accessibility compliance. To watch the video, visit the San José Permit Center YouTube channel.

How to effectively use the “open or expand your restaurant” flowchart?

Review the “open or expand your restaurant” flowchart before meeting with your City of San José business coach. Use the flowchart to learn more about starting, growing or sustaining your San José restaurant. Being informed and prepared with questions will help you save time.

Where to find the “open or expand your restaurant” flowchart?
Find “open or expand your restaurant” here. Be sure to scroll over the text boxes for more information.

Where to find out more?
To review the steps and the resources common to all business, click on the links below:

How to reach your coach? ?Contact your coach, Juan Borrelli, to schedule an appointment. Being informed and prepared with questions will help you save time. 

    How to reach your coach?
    Contact your coach, Juan Borrelli, to schedule an appointment. Mr. Borrelli provides assistance in working through San Jose's Development Services process which includes obtaining building permits for new construction or renovations to buildings.  If you need assistance with starting up your business, you can find information and resources at www.businessownerspace.com.
     
    Being informed and prepared with questions will help you save time. 

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    Your manufacturing auto repair business

    If you are starting or expanding a manufacturing company or an auto repair business in San José, you will want to contact your City of San José business coach. Your coach can guide you through the business process steps specific to your industry. 

    Visit “At a Glance” to the left for an overview of the three phases of opening or expanding your business in San José.

    Where to find out more?
    To review the steps and the resources relevant to your business, click on the links below:
    How to reach your coach?
    Contact your coach, Juan Borrelli, to schedule an appointment. Mr. Borrelli provides assistance in working through San Jose's Development Services process which includes obtaining building permits for new construction or renovations to buildings.  If you need assistance with starting up your business, you can find information and resources at www.businessownerspace.com.

    Being informed and prepared with questions will help you save time. 

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    Your office/professional service 

    If you are starting or expanding a professional services firm or other office-based business in San José, you will want to contact your City of San José business coach. Your business coach can guide you through the business process steps specific to your industry.

    Visit “At a Glance” to the left for an overview of the three phases of opening or expanding your business in San José.

      Where to find out more?
      To review the steps and resources relevant to your business, click on the links below: 
      How to reach your coach? 
      Contact your coach, Juan Borrelli, to schedule an appointment. Mr. Borrelli provides assistance in working through San Jose's Development Services process which includes obtaining building permits for new construction or renovations to buildings.  If you need assistance with starting up your business, you can find information and resources at www.businessownerspace.com.

      Being informed and prepared with questions will help you save time. 

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      Your retail establishment
      If you are opening or expanding a store or other retail business in San José, you will want to contact your City of San José business coach. Your coach can guide you through the business process steps specific to your industry.

      Visit “At a Glance” to the left for an overview of the three phases of opening or expanding your business in San José.

      Where to find out more?
      To review the steps and the resources relevant to your business, click on the links below:
      How to reach your coach?
      Contact your coach, Juan Borrelli, to schedule an appointment. Mr. Borrelli provides assistance in working through San Jose's Development Services process which includes obtaining building permits for new construction or renovations to buildings.  If you need assistance with starting up your business, you can find information and resources at www.businessownerspace.com.

      Being informed and prepared with questions will help you save time. 

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      Your specialty business

      If you are starting or expanding a specialty business in the City of San José, you will want to contact your City of San José business coach. Specialty businesses include tattoo artistry, health and beauty, and other specialty establishments. Your coach can guide you through the business process steps specific to your industry.

      Visit “At a Glance” to the left for an overview of the three phases of  opening or expanding your business in San José.

      Where to find out more?
      To review the steps and the resources relevant to your business, click on the links below:
      How to reach your coach?
      Contact your coach, Juan Borrelli, to schedule an appointment. Mr. Borrelli provides assistance in working through San Jose's Development Services process which includes obtaining building permits for new construction or renovations to buildings.  If you need assistance with starting up your business, you can find information and resources at www.businessownerspace.com.

      Being informed and prepared with questions will help you save time. 

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