Business Start-up Toolkit

The Business Start-up Toolkit is a valuable tool to assist you in starting your business. It includes information about key library resources available at the Duke Street Business Center as well as links to specific websites-including federal and Pennsylvania state websites-on the following topics:

  • Is business ownership for you?
  • Determine the type of business you want to start and research your market
  • Consult with business professionals
  • Determine the legal structure for your business
  • Choose your business name
  • Register your business, investigate zoning and special licenses
  • Obtain your EIN and open a business bank account
  • Determine your startup costs and projected monthly income and expenses
  • Write your business plan
  • Determine sources and secure financing
  • Determine how you will market your product or service
  • Establish record-keeping procedures for financial management, personnel, etc.
  • Hire staff (as applicable)
  • OPEN FOR BUSINESS!
Business Startup Toolkit