Starting A Business
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The Business One Stop and VBIC
The Business One Stop will ask a few simple questions
about your business, then walk you through completing the licenses,
permits and registrations you need--plus suggest resources that can
help. Try it today!
If you have questions before, during, or after the Business
One Stop process, contact:
The Virginia Business Information Center
>> Contact VBIC by phone or email
Click the "Ask Live Online" icon!
Steps to Starting a New Business:
- Choose a business structure – Visit http://www.sba.gov/smallbusinessplanner/start/chooseastructure/index.html for more information
- Complete required forms and registrations for your choice of business structure – Visit http://bos.virginia.gov to use the Business One Stop.
- Obtain local business license and/or zoning permits – Contact your city/county Commissioner of Revenue or Department of Finance for business licensing and your city/county Zoning Office for zoning permits.
- Obtain required state occupational, professional or specialty licenses – Visit http://www.vdba.virginia.gov/Lic_A-Z.shtml for a list of all such licenses.
Over 130 Northern Virginians turned out for a Saturday Entrepreneur Express
in Manassas. The mix of those "just thinking" about starting a
business, those ready to start, and those who have already established a
business makes for lively discussion and challenging questions to the presenters.
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