Starting a Business

Starting a Business

The Pennsylvania Business One-Stop Shop is a new resource for aspiring entrepreneurs and existing business owners. This guide will walk you through resources available to help you plan, register, operate, and grow a business in Pennsylvania while working smart and living happy.

Plan: From Idea to Action

Pennsylvania is committed to helping aspiring entrepreneurs achieve their business dreams by providing the right training, guidance, and resources to help individuals make good business decisions as they plan and launch a new venture. Whether you’re just starting your business plan, choosing your business structure, or looking for business counseling and advice, we’ve got you covered.

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Register: Make It Official

Need help understanding how to register your business in Pennsylvania? Looking for direction on what to do once your business is up and running? We can help.

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Operate: Run Your Business

Your responsibilities as a business are based on the type of business you run, whether you have employees, and the products or services you offer. We have information on the common types of business taxes and employer requirements and responsibilities.

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Grow: Expand Your Horizons

Pennsylvania has a wealth of resources to help businesses grow and thrive, including free or low-cost technical and consulting services from business experts across the state.

Business growth is the culmination of prudent business decisions made over time and might include diving into new markets, expanding to a new location, purchasing new equipment, and more. Whichever route you choose, we have the resources and the expertise to help you take your business to the next level.

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