Start My Business

​In this section, we will help you take the first official steps in starting your new business. You have most likely conducted some preliminary research and planning before creating your new business. If not, we recommend visiting the previous Plan My Business section to help you prepare for getting your business up and running.
These first few steps are critical to the foundation of your business venture, so make sure you take enough time to review all of the information and options available to you. 

Steps to achieve the goal of starting your West Virginia business.Steps for Starting a Business

Step 1 - Business Structure and Name Availability

Step 2 - Federal Tax Registration

Step 3 - Register Your Business

Step 4 - Occupational, Professional, and Special Licenses and Permits

Step 5 - Insurance Requirements

Step 6 - Finding and Training Employees(if applicable)

Step 7 - Employer Responsibilities  

Step 8 - Identify Regulations for Your Business

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