National Restaurant Association

For more than 90 years, the National Restaurant Association has represented, educated and promoted the restaurant industry.


To assist you in finding the appropriate permitting information for your business, the CalGold database provides links and contact information that direct you to agencies that administer and issue business permits, licenses and registration requirements from all levels of government. Much of the information is specific to the type of business and its location in California.

California Labor & Workforce Development Agency

The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency is a comprehensive guide that outlines and briefly describes the general procedures for establishing a business in California and provides links to documents that may need to be filed to legally setup and operate a business in California.

This guide provides an overview of federal regulations that affect restaurants and other food service businesses, including links to guidance that help restaurateurs stay in compliance with federal regulations.

Napa-Sonoma Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Napa-Sonoma Small Business Development Center offers one-on-one, no-cost professional consulting in business planning, loans and financing, marketing, taxes and bookkeeping. Call 707-595-0060.

Service Corps of Retired Executives (Score)

SCORE, counselors to America's small business, is a nonprofit association dedicated to providing entrepreneurs with free, confidential face-to-face and email business consulting. Call 707-571-8342.

Santa Rosa Retail Market Analysis Report (2010)

The Santa Rosa Retail Market Analysis Report (PDF) provides socioeconomic characteristics and estimates of potential market demand for retail uses in the Santa Rosa retail trade area.