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.
Welcome to Pennsylvania
You often hear that you can’t have it all, but in Pennsylvania, you’ll start believing you can. Pennsylvania’s founding principles of freedom, tolerance, and innovation — first established by William Penn — have echoed throughout our history and growth as a commonwealth, and continue to guide our progress today.
No other state can rival Pennsylvania and its unique mix of culture and tradition, innovation and entrepreneurship, and technology and talent. The Keystone State is proudly leading the way for successful businesses and communities with innovation, imagination, and a legendary can-do spirit.
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.
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.
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.
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.