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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

Find a Business Location


Regional Foundation
Partners for Progress
Harcum College
Independence Transport Logistics Logo
Fulton Bank logo
Presence Bank
Mark Lane Properties
Elite Therapy Solutions
Barsz Gowie Amon & Fultz
Alliance Health Equity
Justamere Foundation
James Logan
Amber Little-Turner
Hope Avenue Realty
Tome Taylor
Dennis Dantzler
Linda Lavender-Norris
Jane Darnell
Patrick Kinzeler
Cigas Machine
Chris Edwards
G.A. Vietri Electric
Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce
Bill Shaw
Bentley Systems
TD Bank
Huston Foundation
Vincent Hartnett
WSFS CARES Foundation
Coatesville YMCA
Citadel Credit Union
Sly Tom's
Valley Creek Productions
Renewal by Anderson
Newlin Foundation

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