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The Business One Stop and VBIC

The Business One Stop will ask a few simple questions about your business, then walk you through completing the licenses, permits and registrations you need--plus suggest resources that can help. Try it today!

If you have questions before, during, or after the Business One Stop process, contact:

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Steps to Starting a New Business:

  1. Choose a business structure – Visit http://www.sba.gov/smallbusinessplanner/start/chooseastructure/index.html for more information
  2. Complete required forms and registrations for your choice of business structure – Visit http://bos.virginia.gov to use the Business One Stop.
  3. Obtain local business license and/or zoning permits – Contact your city/county Commissioner of Revenue or Department of Finance for business licensing and your city/county Zoning Office for zoning permits.
  4. Obtain required state occupational, professional or specialty licenses – Visit http://www.vdba.virginia.gov/Lic_A-Z.shtml for a list of all such licenses.

NEW! IRS Revisons to Form SS-4, Application for Employee Identification Number (EIN)

Starting and Running a Non-Profit

Entrepreneur Audience

Over 130 Northern Virginians turned out for a Saturday Entrepreneur Express in Manassas. The mix of those "just thinking" about starting a business, those ready to start, and those who have already established a business makes for lively discussion and challenging questions to the presenters.


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