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New Business Checklist

Congratulations on your decision to start a business in Coatesville! We recognize that you could open your business anywhere, and we appreciate that you’ve chosen our City as the location for your new endeavor.

This Business Checklist is a helpful tool to get you started. Should you require more detailed information or have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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Develop a Business Plan

  • Executive Summary
  • Market Research
  • Products and/or Services
  • Organizational Structure
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Financial Projections

Choose a Legal Business Structure

  • Name Copyrights
  • Type of Business (LLC, Nonprofit, Corporation, etc.)
  • Licensing
  • Federal Employer Identification Number
  • Tax Bureaus and Sales Tax Reporting
  • Bureau of Health (if food-related business)
  • Other Industry-Specific Licensing Required

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Community Partners

Alliance Health Equity
Chester County OIC
Coatesville City logo
Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce

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