Create a Business Plan
Writing a business plan is the first step to take as a prospective business owner that allows you to craft your game plan, hone your product, understand your customer base, and guide your decision-making.
Choose a Business Structure
The business structure you choose should suit the type of services or products you will provide. Consider your options to find the best fit for your business.
Select a Location
Selecting your business location is a critical step in the success of your business. The key to the perfect location is to learn about zoning, building permits, and negotiating a commercial lease.
Building Permits and ADA Compliance
You've found a great building for your business and now you want to make it your own. Find out if you need a building permit and if there are any accessibility upgrades necessary to become ADA compliant.
Prepare for a commercial lease by learning about tenant improvements and lease length.
Buy an Existing Business or Franchise
Starting a new venture doesn’t need to be a new idea, buying a business or franchise is another way to start or expand your business.
Finance Your Business
Whether you're looking for startup capital or considering a business loan to finance the expansion of your business, opportunities are available through various non-profits, investors and corporations.
Take advantage of the many business resources New Jersey has to support you. Receive hands-on guidance on business planning, taxes, marketing, and much more.
Licensing & Certification Guide
Search permits, licenses, and certifications you'll need to operate your business, as well as contacts for relevant State authorities.