How to Start Your Business in Solano/Napa Counties

Aug 16 10:00 am — 12:00 pm

Event Details

This workshop, offered via Zoom and in-person at Fairfield’s Daily Desk, is designed to be a starting place for those considering jumping into business for the first time. The workshop will provide you with a start-up guide, as well as a general overview of the things to consider when starting a business, such as:

  • Business Licensing Requirements for Solano & Napa Counties
  • Business Taxes You Are Required To Pay
  • Legal Form of Organization
  • Components of a Business Plan
  • Other startup concerns and issues

Bring your startup questions and get started launching your business!

Taught by SBDC Business Advisor Mike Basayne.

Michael Basayne holds an MBA in Business Planning and Performance/Finance, and has a background in banking, consulting, and government, with focus on agriculture, the wine industry, and real estate. Mike holds degrees and certification in business and finance from St. Mary’s College, U.C. Berkeley, and University of Washington and he currently teaches various workshops through the SBDC and Napa Valley College.

He is a strong advocate of staying engaged and embracing continuous improvement to enhance one’s skills. His banking career began in agriculture and then expanded to venues in commercial, corporate and investment banking. Mike’s activities included supporting California’s wine growing regions, where he worked with grape growers, engaging in vineyard development and winery operations.

As a consultant he developed succession and transition plans for families, which included business valuation, construction, project management, and performance planning. As a former and current Napa City and County government official, Mike collaborated to make land use decisions that promote good stewardship, conservation easements, watershed and open space protection.

The information provided in this webinar and any supplementary materials provided to registrants are intended for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute professional financial or legal advice. No registrant should act or fail to act on the basis of any material contained in this webinar without obtaining proper financial, legal or other professional advice specific to their situation. The Northern CaliforniaSmall Business Development Center, and its host, the HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation, specifically disclaims any liability, loss or risk, personal or otherwise, which is incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the information presented in this webinar. By registering for this webinar you acknowledge and agree that you have read, understood, accept and agree to the above disclaimer and that under no circumstances shall the Northern California Small Business Development Center or it’s host, the HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation, be held liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any kind or nature arising out of or in any way related to the information provided in this webinar and/or the registrant’s use of or reliance on said information.