Solano SBDCFairfield, CA

Helpful Documents


Checklist for Starting a Business in Solano - Not sure where to start? Download and print this guide to starting a business in Solano County.

Solano Licensing and Regulatory Contacts - Contact information for agencies for your licensing and regulatory needs.

IRS Publication 583: Starting a Business and Keeping Records - This publication provides basic federal tax information for people who are starting a business. It also provides information on keeping records and illustrates a recordkeeping system.



SBDC Business Plan Outline

Business Plan Template ​  [PDF]   [WORD]

Marketing Plan Outline   [PDF]   [WORD]

Financial Template   [EXCEL]   [PDF]

An online tool from the SBA to help you build your business plan. [LINK]

Lean Canvas: Capture your business model in a portable 1-page diagram. The Lean Canvas is the perfect format for brainstorming possible business models, prioritizing where to start, and outlining your business concept.



Your First Steps Toward Financing - Establishing relationships with creditors and lenders prior to seeking funding is key to successful financing. The more they know and understand you as a person, the more they will trust you. When it comes to money, nothing is more important than trust.

Growing your business: Understanding credit to achieve business success - "Visa recognizes the vital role small business owners play in the economy, and we’ve created this workbook to help you achieve business success. You’ll find helpful information about credit: the basics, benefits and uses, as well as how to build good credit or repair bad credit."
Cómo hacer crecer su negocio: Entendiendo el crédito para tener éxito en los negocios - "Visa reconoce lo importantes que son los dueños de las pequeñas empresas para la economía, y ha creado este cuaderno de trabajo para ayudarlo a tener éxito en sus negocios. Encontrará información útil sobre el crédito: los elementos básicos, los beneficios y usos, y cómo tener un buen perfil crediticio y mejorar el malo."

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It all starts here. Complete the application and submit your request. A member of the SBDC will follow up with you and help you achieve your small business goals -- at no cost to you.
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