Starting a Business

Congratulations on your decision to start a business in El Monte! 

Create a Business Plan

It is helpful to begin with a business plan. A business plan is a blueprint of every aspect of your business. Sales, marketing, advertising, promotion and location are just some of the categories to consider when creating a plan. Check out these resources for help in starting your business plan:

Find a Location 

Location, location, location. El Monte is growing and we'd love to work with you to find the perfect site for your new venture. 

Set Up Your Business

Choose a business structure. Select a business entity type from the following list for a brief overview of the principal types of legal business structures available in California. Private legal and tax advisors should be consulted before making a determination as to the type of business entity to form.

Your next step will be to file your tax and employer identification documents.

Get Licenses & Permits

When you're ready, visit City Hall to obtain the appropriate business license and applicable permits to begin operations.