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  • Start My Business

  • Start Your Dream Business, Live Your Dream Life

  • We all moved to Mammoth Lakes for the lifestyle it offers, and we know the need for balance in your business and your life is paramount. We’ve worked with businesses of all sizes and industries to get them connected to the right people and resources in Mammoth Lakes to propel their business forward.

    With increased tourism, the recent sale of Mammoth Mountain and incredible recreational opportunities, it’s a great time to start a business in Mammoth Lakes. And the good news is you don’t have to do it alone. We’re here to help you make sense of it all.

  • Take it step by step to make your business dream real.

  • We've made an easy-to-understand outline of what you need to do to get started in business in Mammoth Lakes & Mono County. We're happy you're considering a business in Mammoth Lakes and we're here for you every step of the way. Here are the first three steps -- download the full step-by-step outline to use as you plan.

    Step 1: Don't sign before you meet! Check with Town of Mammoth Lakes staff before you sign a lease or buy property. Zoning and town regulations aren't always clearly understood by landlords and realtors. Don't get trapped in a lease or purchase before you've confirmed with town staff that you can operate your specific business in that location.

    CalGold: Business Permits and other requirements in Mammoth Lakes

    Step 2: Meet with Chamber staff. We're keyed in to the current business climate, business opportunities and what & who you need to know to set yourself up for success.

    Step 3: Come up with a business name & a business plan, then apply for a Business Tax Certificate, aka a business license, at the town's office.

    Step 4: Download the full outline to make sure you're not missing anything.