What do I have to do to start a business in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania?
The PA Biz Online site is designed to help you answer that question. Many questions can be answered by visiting the resources link on the PA Biz Online home page, which will assist you in identifying what you need to do.

General business start-up activities include but are not limited to:

1. Determine the business you want to start and assess:
a) Your qualifications for that business
b) The feasibility of making that business profitable

2. Assess your customer base, market base and know your competitors

3. Develop a business plan that outlines the key aspects of your business venture

4. Seek technical assistance to develop the business plan

5. Determine the costs associated with starting your business and project these costs for a period of at least three years

6. Determine the licensing and/or registration requirements at both the local and state level based on the type of business you are considering

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1. What do I have to do to start a business in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania?
2. What type of business structure is best for me?
3. Where can I get an application to apply for a Federal Employer Identification Number?
4. How do I obtain a business license in Westmoreland County?
5. How do I register a fictitious business name?
6. Where can I find the appropriate form(s)?
7. What is a business plan?
8. Why do I need a business plan?
9. Where can I find help developing my business plan?