Business Toolbox

Business Start-Up & Expansion

The Chico Chamber has a number of highly skilled business partners who offer a variety of resources to help you develop your business concept, determine the appropriate structure for your new or growing company, analyze sales, establish financial projections, conduct market research and more!

Click here to view the Chico Economic Snapshot™, provided by Golden Valley Bank, which is designed to be a one-page "overview" of our local economy, telling us where the economy has been quarter to quarter and year to year since our base year of 2007.   

Click on the links below for more information from our regional and statewide partners:

A to Z For Doing Business in California

California Business Portal
Chico Chamber of Commerce
City of Chico
City of Gridley
City of Oroville
Downtown Chico Business Association
IRS Resources for Small Business Owners
IRS Resources - Recordkeeping
IRS Resources - Business Income
Northeastern California Small Business Development Center at CSU, Chico
SCORE Counselors: Schedule your FREE appointment by calling the Chico Chamber at 530.891.5556
Small Business Administration
Small Business Development Center at Butte College
Smart Business Links
Town of Paradise

City Permitting, Licensing and Property

City of Chico Business Licenses and Permits
City of Chico Property Information
City of Orland Business Forms, Grants and Documents
City of Oroville Business Applications, Permits, Licenses & Certificates
City of Paradise Business Permits and Licenses
City of Gridley Business Permits and Forms

Counseling and Mentoring

Alliance for Workforce Development
SCORE Counselors to America’s Small Business
Small Business Development Center at Butte College


2014 Butte County Economic and Demographic Profile
City of Chico Demographics
State of California Labor Market Data
U.S. Census Bureau

Economic Development

Alliance For Workforce Development
Butte County Economic Development Corporation
Center for Economic Development (CED) at CSU, Chico
Chico Chamber of Commerce
Chabin Concepts
City of Chico, Economic Development

Employer Compliance/Labor Law Products

Order Labor Law Products Online Here

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

1 Millon Cups
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program at CSU, Chico
Entrepreneurship In College Resource Guide
SCORE Counselors to America’s Small Business
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)

Financing Assistance

SCORE Counselors to America’s Small Business
Small Business Development Center at Butte College

Human Resources & Training

Alliance For Workforce Development
Business Compliance Materials
Butte One-Stop
The Training Place at Butte College
SCORE Counselors to America’s Small Business
Writing a Press Release

International Trade

Center for International Trade at Butte College
SCORE Counselors to America’s Small Business
Foreign Trade Zone

Stay Informed During an Emergency

Stay In The Know. Be Prepared. Be Informed.
Butte County Disaster Preparedness Website and Code Red sign-up link

Job Listings

Allstate Insurance: Sonia Aery Agency - Service Agent
Chico Area Recreation & Park District Job Openings
Chico of Chico
Chico News & Review Job Openings
Chico Spine and Wellness Center Job Opening 
CSU, Chico Research Foundation Job Openings
CSU, Chico Employment Openings
Community Housing Improvement Program Job Openings
EdJoin (Educational Job Site)
Enloe Medical Center Job Openings
K-Coe Isom Job Openings
Orchard Supply Hardware Job Openings - (Chico, CA)
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Jobs
State Farm Insurance Job Openings
Morrison & Company Job Openings
SCORE Counselors to America’s Small Business