Thinking about starting a business in Folsom?

We are proud to provide business assistance, partner alliances and resources every step of the way.

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Small business is the economic engine of the economy.

A healthy and vital economy drives job creation and supports city services. We are proud to contribute to Folsom’s quality of life by offering tools and resources for business growth. Find the tools to polish your business plan, find space to do business in Folsom and file a business permit below.

Folsom Tourism & Economic Development Corporation

A core mission of the Folsom Economic TedCorpLogoDevelopment Corporation is to attract, retain and expand companies in Folsom.

Leasing Assistance

Our experienced team can help your business find space in Folsom and offer information about doing business in Folsom. Contact us for more information.

15 Reasons to do business in Folsom

Quality of life. Entrepreneurial Spirit. Streamlined Permitting. Business Advocacy. Educated Workforce. Significant Project Growth. Folsom preserves the historic charm of a small town while offering the amenities of growing communities. Find the 15 reason to do business in Folsom.

SCORE Sacramento

SCORE | Sacramento

Free business advice from business veterans.

SCORE is dedicated to helping create and grow small business in our community. For those just getting started, sign up for an introduction class to develop your business plan.

Already in business? Schedule a confidential appointment to meet one-on-one with a Score business counselor.

Score partners with the Folsom Chamber of Commerce to offer individualized business sessions on a monthly basis. Visit Score’s website to learn more about education resources available for your business.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I’d like to start a business. Where should I start?
    Anecdotally, most entrepreneurs either grossly underestimated the amount of time or resources it took to successfully launch their business. We recommend attending a SCORE Sacramento class and speaking with friends or associates about your interest in owning a business. For a prospective entrepreneur, this FAQ offers practical tools to evaluate your personal skill set and preparedness for launching a business.
  2. How do I get a business license?
    Business Licenses can be obtained at the first floor of City Hall or by mail. Learn more about getting a business license in Folsom.
  3. How do I file a Fictitious Name Statement?
    File a Fictitious Name Statement with the County Recorder’s Office. The statement must be published in a newspaper of general circulation within the county once a week for four consecutive weeks. An Affidavit of Publication must be filed with the county within 30 days of publication.
  4. What is my Federal Tax ID number?
    To obtain your Federal Tax ID number or Employer Identification Number, you must fill out Form SS-4 with the IRS. You can obtain this form at the IRS web site, or by calling 1-800-829-1040.
  5. What are the different legal structures?
    You may choose to conduct a business as a sole proprietorship, corporation, partnership or a limited liability company. You should consult with a legal representative and accountant before making any determination as to the type of business entity to form.

Attracting Customers

After you’ve developed a business plan and done the paperwork, it’s time to get the word out about your business. Learn more about how the Folsom Chamber helps grow your business.