How to Start a Business In West Virginia
Here are some steps on how to start a new business in West Virginia.
Getting started– The state of West Virginia has created a few links to help you start your business: http://www.sos.wv.gov/business-licensing/Documents/StartingABusinessGuide.pdf and http://www.business4wv.com/b4wvpublic/default.aspx?pagename=startbusiness
-Register your new business name with West Virginia.
Find out more about registering a business name here: http://www.sos.wv.gov/business-licensing/business/Pages/NameAvailability.aspx
If you need help choosing a business name: 12 Tips to Help Choose a Business Name
-Choose a business structure.
Some examples of business entities you could choose are: Sole-proprietor, LLC, Partnership, Corporation, etc. Find out more here: http://www.sos.wv.gov/business-licensing/business/Pages/businessstructure.aspx
-Register your business with West Virginia.
Find out more about how register your new business with the state of West Virginia here: https://www.business4wv.com/b4wvpublic/default.aspx?pagename=publicuserregistration
-Business Checking Account.
You will need to open a separate bank account for your business with your new business name.
Research your requirements for local, state, and federal taxes. More info about taxes here: http://tax.wv.gov/Business/Pages/Business.aspx and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business
Depending on what type of services you plan to offer, you may want to consider liability insurance.