The Pennsylvania Business One-Stop Shop is the go-to resource for planning, registering, operating, and growing a business in Pennsylvania. Use the Business Registration Checklist to ensure you've got all your bases covered for basic registration in Pennsylvania.
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