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Industry Starter Kits

Explore our starter kits for some of New Jersey’s most common business types and jump start your path to success.

Find Your Starter Kit for Your Industry

Create your free, personalized guide to register, find funding, and see tax deadlines for your New Jersey or out-of-state business. To get started, take a look at some of the top industries’ starter kits.

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Top Industries

Online Business

Ready to start selling your products and services online? Explore our start-up checklist for potential items to get your business off the ground.

Real Estate Investor

Get ready to start buying, selling, and renting property in New Jersey. Make sure you have everything you need to start on the right foot.

Retail

If you’ve got the best product for your New Jersey community, our personalized starter kit can guide you through the registration process!

Home Contractor

If you're thinking about setting up a home improvement business, start here for a checklist of requirements and licenses.

Healthcare

Taking care of those who need it most is an important service. Get your business started and learn what you need from certification to hiring.

Management Consulting

Ready to work with organizational leaders to improve their businesses? Learn what your business needs with our starter kit.

Real Estate Investor

Get ready to start buying, selling, and renting property in New Jersey. Make sure you have everything you need to start on the right foot.

Real Estate Investor Kit
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Retail

If you’ve got the best product for your New Jersey community, our personalized starter kit can guide you through the registration process!

Retail Kit
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Home Contractor

If you're thinking about setting up a home improvement business, start here for a checklist of requirements and licenses.

Home Contractor Kit
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Healthcare

Taking care of those who need it most is an important service. Get your business started and learn what you need from certification to hiring.

Healthcare Kit
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Management Consulting

Ready to work with organizational leaders to improve their businesses? Learn what your business needs with our starter kit.

Management Consulting Kit
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Trucking

Get on the road safely with your trucking company, our personalized starter kit can guide you through the registration process!

Trucking Registration Kit
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Commercial or Industrial Construction
Builds or maintains physical structures such as roads, bridges, and buildings
commercial-construction
build, builds, building, buildings, development
Electrical Contractor
Offers professional services related to electrical work
electrical-contractor
electrician
Home Baker
Sells baked goods prepared at the baker's home
home-baker
cottage foods
Non-Medical Transport
The transportation of an individual with medical needs
non-medical-transport
transportation service,non-emergency transportation
Logistics
Stores commercial goods in a warehouse for transportation
logistics
freight, trucking, movers, box truck company, transportation, truck driving, hauling, truck haul, logistics, trucking company,
Interior Design
Plans and executes designs for architectural interiors
interior-designer
interior decorating, design studio, interior designer, home interior designer
Pharmacy
A business that prepares and dispenses prescriptions and medicine
pharmacy
pharmaceutics, drugstore, apothecary, chemist medicine
Entertainment
Independent artists such as musicians, performers, and other creators
independent-artist
independent artist, writer, performer, content creators, multi media, media streaming, social networks, band, singer
Engineering
Designs and plans the building of systems and structures
engineering
engineering consulting, firm, professional services,
School Bus
Transports children to and from school, day camps, or other activities
school-bus
bus, school bus,
Trucking
Offers commercial load-hauling services
trucking
freight, trucking, movers, box truck company, transportation, truck driving, hauling, truck haul, logistics, trucking company,
Legal Services
Offers professional legal services
law-firm
attorney, law office, legal consulting, legal services, legal advice, legal consulting
Car Service (Large Capacity Vehicles)
Offers transportation services in vehicles with a passenger capacity of more than 10 people
transportation
taxi, limo, bus, shuttle, transport van, car service
Restaurant
Provides food to patrons
restaurant
cafe, grill
Lawn Care
Offers lawn maintenance services
lawn-care
yard, lawn, mowing, maintenance, service, landscape
Cosmetology
Offering hair, nail, or skin related services
cosmetology
cosmetics, beautician, aesthetician, hair salon, barber shop, hair stylist, nail salon, skin care, hair braiding, makeup, studio
Auto-Body Repair
A facility for the repair and restoration of vehicles
auto-body-repair
car,auto body shop,auto shop,car center,auto center
IT Consulting
Offers system maintenance, configuration, and troubleshooting services
it-consultant
tech support, information technology, tech services, technical services, consulting, software developer, IT professional services, IT support, computer repair
Massage Therapy
Offers soft-tissue bodywork services for health and wellbeing purposes
massage-therapy
Masseuse, Spa, Spa services, bodywork, wellness
Pet Care
Provides care, training, grooming, or boarding services to domestic animals
petcare
dog walker, dog groomer, pet groomer, doggy daycare, kennel, boarding, shelter, pound
Event Planning
Offers coordination services for different types of events
event-planning
planner, organizer, coordinator, party planner
Real Estate Investing
Buys properties to rent or re-sell
real-estate-investor
investor, property investor
Printing Business
Offers printing services for individuals and other companies
printing-business
office printing, commercial printing, printing services
Management Consulting
Expert advice to improve the client's business operations
management-consulting
operations, consultant, manager consulting, business consulting, manager
Home Health Aide
A business staffing licensed personnel to provide home health care services
homemaker-home-health-aide
caregiver, care services
Vending Machine
Offers small items for purchase through an automated machine
vending-machine
vending machine service, vending machine business, snack machine, vending machine operator
Car Service
Offers transportation services in vehicles with any capacity
car-service
taxi, limo, bus, shuttle, transport van, car service
Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese medicine involving the insertion of needles into the body
acupuncture
acupuncturist, spa, alternative medicine
Real Estate Brokerage
Facilitates real estate transactions between buyers and sellers
real-estate-broker
real estate broker, brokerage,
HVAC Contractor
Provides installation, maintenance, and repair services to Heating Ventilation, AC, and Refrigeration systems (HVACR)
hvac-contractor
Heating, cooling, AC, Refrigeration, HVAC, HVAC-R, contractor
Photography
Offers portrait and event photography services
photography
freelance photographer, professional photographer, photographer, media, event photographer, video
All Other Businesses
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Retail
Selling or reselling goods in a brick and mortar location outside of your home
retail
clothing, clothing accessories, store, reseller, outlet, shop, thrift store, candle store, crafts/hobby store, clothing store, consignment, boutique, sales, grocery store, food retail, flower shop, florist, custom frames, deli, convenience store, candy store, jewelry store, apparel retail, thrift store, gift shop, bike shop, bookstore, yarn shop, goods retail, accessories retail,
Car Rental
Leases vehicles to customers for fewer than 90 days
car-rental
vehicle rental
Real Estate Appraisals
Offers property valuation services
real-estate-appraisals
appraiser
Cleaning and Janitorial Services
Providing commercial or residential cleaning services
cleaning-janitorial-services
cleaning lady, housekeeping, house cleaner, maid service, maid, cleaning company, cleaning crew, commercial cleaning service, cleaning and maintenance, turnover service,
Notary Public
Serves as a witnesses to the signing of documents and verifies signers' identities
notary-public
signing agent, mobile notary, notary service, loan signing, remote online notary
Online Business
Retail of goods or services on the internet
e-commerce
online store, ecommerce, e-business, retail, online business, merchandise, retail, electronics retail, appliances retail
Employment Agency
A business that finds employment for a job seeker and employees for employers
employment-agency
employment office,employment services,temporary agency,employment recruiter,employment center
Accounting, Bookkeeping, and Tax Preparation
Oversees a businesses financial functions like audits and financial statements
certified-public-accountant
CPA, accountant, accounting, bookkeeping, certified public accountant, tax preparation, accounting firm, wealth management,
Travel Agency
Coordinates the details of transportation, itinerary and accommodations for travelers
travel-agent
home-based travel agent
Moving Company
Transports personal belongings from on location to another
moving-company
freight, trucking, movers, box truck company, transportation, truck driving, hauling, truck haul, logistics, trucking company,
Marketing and PR Consulting
Expert advice to improve the client's business exposure
marketing-pr-consulting
marketing, advertising, consultant, press, communications, Image management, consultant, advertising, communications, media, promotions
Home Improvement Contractor
Repairing or renovating residential or non-commercial properties
home-contractor
renovation, home renovation, home contractor, residential remodeler, home remodeler
Graphic Design
Creates visual content for print and media
graphic-design
media services, freelancer, freelance art, visual design, illustrator
Healthcare
Provides licensed health-related services
healthcare
doctors office, physician, medical examiners, nurses, nursing, midwives, midwifery, occupational therapy, physical therapy, therapist, optometrists, psychologist, psychoanalyst, family therapy, counseling, marriage counselor, speech therapy, audiologists, dietitian, nutritionist
Food Truck
A vehicle where food or beverages are transported, stored, or prepared for sale at temporary locations
food-truck
lunch wagon,food service truck,street food,food cart,fast food cart, food vendor
Detective Agency
Provides investigative services
detective
background check, private investigator, PI, private detective
Courier Service
Offers message and package delivery services
courier
messenger service, same day delivery service
Childcare Center
Provides daycare services for 6 or more children in a dedicated space
daycare
daycare, childcare, after school program
Freight Forwarding
Organizes the transportation of goods from a warehouse to its final destination
freight-forwarding
logistics, shipping, freight moving
Cannabis
A business that manufacturers, delivers, or sells cannabis
cannabis
marijuana, ATC, cannabis business, micro license, cultivation, cultivator, dispensary, grow, retail, pot, weed, manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor, retailer, delivery
Architecture
Plans, designs, and oversees the construction of buildings
architecture
architect, engineer, consulting, architectural services