How to Start a Business

We are pleased that you have chosen to put down roots and operate a business in Isle of Wight County. The Economic Development Department is here to help you navigate the process to get your business up and running or to help you grow and expand.

Small Business Start-Up Checklist

Choose your legal structure

Create a Business Plan

Find Your Space

Check to See if Your Business Needs Additional Licenses

Register For Your State Tax Payer ID Number

Get Your Business License

 *This checklist is intended as a general guide only. Actual steps may vary on a case-by-case basis. If you have a specific question for a county department, contact us!

Business Resource Links For New & Existing Businesses:

Local Business Membership Groups:

CONTACT US now for assistance.