Why do business in Big Bear
Big Bear is a four season resort community with well over 6 million visitors annually. Being only a few hours from over 22.4 million people, located within reach of international airports, and situated in the middle of a pristine alpine forest at 7000 ft up from the pollution and traffic, Big Bear is ideally situated with many unique assets for any business whether you are a large company looking to relocate or a home-based business, Big Bear can offer you a better quality of life.
Get out of the Grrrrr and get into the Ahhhhh!
We are home to over 17,300 full time residents, second homes to over 20,000 more and we hold over 1,400 businesses including a top software developer, ski resorts, national retailers, franchises, marinas and hundreds of small businesses.
Big Bear has distinguished public schools, over 145 service organizations and non-profits, and over 100 annual community events including the 4th of July Fireworks on the Lake, multiple car shows and rallies, theater productions, art shows, tribute bands, fishing tournaments, sports competitions, heritage events, and many more. We are home to international boxing champions, U.S. Olympians, Special Olympians, World Record Holders, and thousands of outdoor enthusiasts and athletes. Year-round Big Bear has things for families, retirees, and everyone in between to do, see and experience.
Ideally located only a couple of hours from the beach or minutes from the desert, making us a great location for any business interested in being in the middle of Southern California, but far enough away to enjoy a more peaceful mountain lifestyle and a much lower cost of commercial and residential properties.
Utilities include: Southwest Gas, Bear Valley Electric Service, City of Big Bear Lake Department of Water & Power, Big Bear City Community Services District, Cable & Internet, Satellite, Phone, Cell Service, UPS, USPS, FedEx. Coming soon....electric car charging stations and Tesla car charging stations.
As the local Chamber of Commerce we would be glad to help you establish your home and business in Big Bear.
Below is a list of resources and links to help you do business in Big Bear. Please contact the Chamber at 909-866-4607 if you need additional assistance or email us with questions.
How to name your business - Click Here
How to make your website - Click Here
How to get a business loan - Click Here
City of Big Bear Lake Business Licenses and Information - Click Here
SB County Business Licenses and Information - Click Here
San Bernardino County Code of Ordinances - Click Here
Alcohol License Information for a Business or Event - Click Here
Health Department Permits for a Business or Event - Click Here
SB County Building & Safety - Click Here
SB County Rental Dwelling Application - Click Here
Inland Empire Small Business Administration - Click Here
Online Courses - "Members Only" section