Starting A Business Info

Starting A Business Info

Business License Guide Video

Powhatan County is a business-friendly community and an excellent place to start a business. Powhatan has access to resources that can assist a business to prosper.

How To Get Started

Before opening a new business, it is important to identify the steps involved, which will be determined by the size, location, and structure of the venture.
There are some very helpful resources available to aid in your venture.  The Business Information Center of the Virginia Department of Business Assistance, 866-248-8814 or online, can help customize your list specific to your needs.

Click here for the Guide to Business Licences

The Virginia Business Portal is a good tool for the do-it-yourself type. The Business Registration Guide is a guide to forms needed to start your business.

Powhatan Rankings:

#6 in Virginia for New Building Permits

#7 in Virginia for Incoming Investment

#10 in Virginia for Business Growth

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau County Business Patterns Survey, U.S. Bureau Economic Analysis, U.S. Census Bureau Building Permits Survey,

#95 Healthiest Community in the United States

Source: U.S. News & World Report L.P.


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