Business Startup Checklist

Congratulations on your decision to embark on a new business venture! 

To help facilitate getting your new business up and running and to expedite the new business approval process, the Offices of Economic Development, Excise and Licensing and Development Services have prepared this Business Startup Checklist to help guide you through the various city agencies as you embark upon your new venture.

Since it is the responsibility of each new business to complete the needed approvals before it can open, this checklist will help you avoid unnecessary delays. The requirements may vary according to the type of business you intend to start or expand, but the following 11 steps are a good guide to what you will encounter.

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