Burlingame is not only a fantastic place to live and raise your family, but it is also a great place to own and operate your own business. In fact, locals say Burlingame is more business-friendly than most cities in all of California. The Burlingame Chamber of Commerce offers guidance, resources and support for Burlingame, CA family businesses.
Burlingame is constantly looking for new ways to assess and minimize its carbon footprint. Burlingame local businesses, residents, families and members of the Burlingame Chamber work together to conserve energy, prevent pollution practice green building. There are several Burlingame green events, such as the Green Street Fair; it encourages local business and residents to take the Eco-Pledge, volunteer at green school efforts in recycling and gardening programs and support the local farmers market.
One of the best aspects about Burlingame is its extremely convenient and gorgeous location. Located just east of Hillsborough on the narrow San Francisco Peninsula, Burlingame is known as the “City of Trees” for its abundance of fig, fruit, nut and citrus trees. The crime rate is low and the residential areas are fairly quiet. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities, art and music festivals, community fundraisers, and more. The city is a small suburb of San Francisco, with a population of about 28,000. Due to the services needed by San Franciscans who had bought second homes in Hillsborough; Burlingame became a city of plumbers, hardware stores and other mom-and-pop shops. To this day, Burlingame is still known for providing the same mom-and-pop shop feel (along Broadway) and massive shopping opportunities (Burlingame Avenue).
Burlingame offers local businesses several facilities such as the Burlingame Recreation Center, Burlingame Women’s Club, Burlingame Lions Club and Burlingame Public Library for rental space. Officials say the city can even help you find a prime location for your business and visit prospective sites you are considering. Once your doors are open, the City will even help you spread the word around Burlingame that you and your store are part of the Burlingame community and economy.
Burlingame’s Chamber of Commerce is very active in keeping local businesses operating and growing with several programs that benefit each business’ bottom-line goals. Of course, Burlingame is also an advocate for an eco-sensitive community and strives to help businesses minimize their impact on the environment. The Burlingame Chamber of Commerce encourages all local businesses to complete the San Mateo County Green Business Program and become a certified green business.
If you are planning on forming a corporation, you will need to file your business’ articles of incorporation with the California Secretary of State. File your articles of incorporation here.
Secretary of State
Address: 1500 11th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 357-5488
If your business is a corporation or partnership, you will need a Federal Tax ID Number. Apply for one here or visit the first floor of the Federal Building in San Francisco.
Address: 450 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 5403, San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (800) 829-4933