- Official online tool offering step-by-step instructions on starting a business in Connecticut
- For those planning a business
- Shows you the regulatory requirements and helps get your business started on the right footing
Licenses, permits, zoning laws, and other regulations vary from business to business, and from state to state. In Connecticut, the Office of the Secretary of State has set up a resource to help businesses navigate these complex requirements.
The Business Startup Tool offers startups a step-by-step set of instructions for starting a business in Connecticut, showing the regulatory requirements for starting any kind of company in the state. The simple nine-step process takes you through choosing a business name and type; Employer Identification and Tax Registration numbers; required licenses, permits, and registrations; business assistance resources; and the business owner’s duties under the law.
Note: We recommend you still consult with a local attorney and/or accountant to help ensure that you structure your company correctly. This professional will also guide you through the Connecticut application process.