Start Ups

Montgomery County is a great place to start and grow a small business! When starting a new business, it helps to follow some basic steps to ensure you have a sound plan and required documentation.

Review our Business Start-up Guide for links to agencies and resources to get you started. This guide will direct you to the proper agencies and helpful resources to get you started. Sections include information on:

Assessing your potential as an entrepreneur
Researching your idea and developing a Business Plan
Selecting  your legal business structure
Registering the name of your business
Filing Articles of Incorporation with the State of Maryland
Obtaining a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)
Registering for tax accounts with Maryland
Researching and obtaining required licenses and permits