How to Start a Business in Merced

The city of Merced is welcoming you to take the opportunity to become a successful business owner.

Starting your business consists of 9 steps. We begin by providing you with resources to familiarize yourself with Merced, followed by steps on how to create your business plan. Adequate information on financing, zoning, leasing, permits & licensing, insurance, taxes and marketing is provided as well. Each section contains contact information and links to websites where you can obtain additional information.

We hope this guide can make the process of starting a business easier. Good luck. DOWNLOAD PDF