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How to Start a Business in King George County
Welcome to King George County!
First, thank you for your interest in King George County! We understand that you have numerous options to start your business in Virginia, and we are so excited that you've chosen King George County. To help you through, what can sometimes be a daunting process, the County has produced the How to Start a Business in King George Guide (PDF). This guide's primary objective is to give potential business owners and entrepreneurs an overview of what is involved in the creation of a new business and where help may be obtained. The guide is designed to provide you with valuable information to help you successfully navigate through some of the steps in the business start-up process.
Our goal is to make this process as clear as possible and to assist you in any way that we can. Should you have any questions or suggestions, the Department of Economic Development is here to assist.
How to Use This Guide
This guide will point you in the right direction for starting your business.
Writing a Business Plan
Writing a business plan is the first step when thinking about starting a business.
Forming a Legal Business Structure
As you work on your business plan, you will need to determine the legal ownership structure for your new business.
Registering a Business Name
Once you’ve decided on a legal ownership structure and completed your business plan, you may need to register your business with the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Federal Employment Identification Number (EIN)
Most businesses are required to get a federal EIN, also known as a Federal Tax ID Number.
Obtaining a Business License
All businesses operating in King George and grossing $2,500 or more during the calendar year are required to have a business license prior to beginning.
Understanding State Business Regulations
In addition to the local business license, certain businesses are required to obtain specific state licenses and certificates.
Identifying Federal, State, & Local Taxes
Find information about Federal, State, and Local taxes in regards to Businesses.
Identifying a Business Site
When trying to identify an ideal site for your business, it may be beneficial to work with a real estate agent.
Reviewing Building & Zoning Regulations
To ensure the safety and health of the building’s occupants, you may also be required to complete some modifications to the property in accordance with the Building Code and other County requirements.
Financing Your Business
Find Financing information for your business.
Doing Business with the Government
There are many opportunities as a business owner to sell products and services to the federal, state, and local governments.
Marketing Your Business
Now, after all the hard work of starting your business, you’re ready to opening the doors and start meeting customers and clients.
Other Things to Consider
Learn what are additional things to consider when starting your business or as your business grows.