Helping small businesses be successful is crucial to Escondido’s prosperity.Thriving local business  not only means services and jobs for our residents.  It also means revenue for our city for public safety, streets and improving our quality of life. 

The City of Escondido, in partnership with the State Board of Equalization and the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, will hold a Small Business Seminar and Expo on Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Boulevard.  Participants may register either online at or by calling 1-888-847-9652

Topics will include: Avoiding Common Sales and Use Tax Problems; Forms of Ownership; Better Business through Better Records; Employee or Independent Contractor; and Marketing for Small Businesses.  In addition, representatives of the following agencies will be participating in the Expo area: California Franchise Tax Board;  Employment Development Department; Board of Equalization (Sales and Use Tax Division, Investigations Division and Special Taxes and Fees Division); Internal Revenue Service; Small Business Development Centers; California Taxpayers Rights Advocates and the Escondido Chamber of Commerce.