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Santa Clara County Placarding/Scoring Program

On April 29th, 2014 the County Board of Supervisors voted and approved the combined placarding and scoring system. The Restaurant Placarding/Scoring System includes posting colored placards (green, yellow, red) at food facilities and detailed inspection results with numerical compliance scores online.

Is Starting a Business Right for Me?

Volunteers from SCORE will talk about the necessary requirements and personality characteristics to consider before starting a business on September 10 at 6:30 PM. They will also discuss the different types of business options such as franchises.

09/18/2014 02:00 PM PDT
Santa Clara County Placarding/Scoring Program
The County of Santa Clara Department of Environmental Health (DEH) will be hosting public workshops for consumers and business owners during the month of September. The goal of the workshops will be to introduce our new Food Facility Placarding & Scoring system; review the new Food Facility Inspection Results website; and provide information on the meaning of the color placard and compliance score. The workshops will be presented in five languages including English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean.
09/20/2014 08:30 AM PDT
Small Business Fundamentals Full-Day Seminar and Workshop
Attend this full-day fundamentals workshop if you want to gain a better understanding of what it takes to succeed in business. This comprehensive class touches on most of the basics you need to know if you want to start a business and is a good review for those already in business.