Start a business
Starting a new business is an exciting and challenging undertaking. Find out what you can do first to help your business succeed.
Tell us about your new business and get a customized guide sheet with the contact information and forms you'll need to get a business license.
Learn about business structures and find out which one is most suitable for your business.
Use the Business License Application to apply for many state licenses, registrations, and permits, including a Unified Business Identifier number (UBI or tax registration number); file trade names; hire employees; and get some city licenses.
Learn what to do to hire employees (adult, minors, out of state, etc.).
Find out how to get any special licenses your business may need, such as a liquor or lottery license.
Now you can apply for some city licenses at the same time you apply for state licenses and registrations. Find out how.
Find the answers to common questions about getting a business license, starting a new business, and registering a trade name.