My husband, Arlin, and I just finished the process of opening Rita’s of Campbell at 475 E. Campbell Avenue. This was our first experience of going through the process of getting all the necessary permits, licenses and approvals from all the different agencies involved and I thought it would help other small businesses that are looking at opening a business in Campbell CA.
First I want to say that I have been involved with the Campbell Chamber of Commerce for the past 4 years and the fact that the franchise company had the territory of Campbell and Los Gatos available, we just knew that we wanted to open our first shop in Campbell.
I remember the day that I first walked into the City of Campbell to start this process and was greeted by someone from the Campbell Community Development Department, who handed me a stack of forms that I needed to start filling out. It was a little overwhelming to say the least. However, the team at the department understood that this was my first planning project and they walked me through the process of what I had to do. I wanted to try to simplify this process to share with you. Read more!