Helpful Tips

  • Write out your business plan! More information about that below.
  • Find a space that works for you! On this website you will see a list of currently available spaces in downtown West Chester.  You can also contact the BID directly and we would be glad to help you find a space!
  • If you need help with financing, we can help you connect with some local lenders.
  • All businesses must file for a Business Privilege Tax License with the Borough of West Chester. The tax license fee is $10.00.
  • Decide upon your business structure – sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation or subchapter “s” corporation, limited liability partnership, etc.
  • Register your fictitious name with the Department of State. A fictitious name is any assumed or fictitious name, style or designation other than the proper name of the entity using such a name.

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