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Start a Business

Starting a new business or relocating an existing one?  If so, there are a number of factors that need to be considered.

Business Planning 
Learn about the process of creating a business plan and a succession plan.

Business Regulations 
Make sure you know the requirements of operating a business in the District of Columbia.

Choose a Corporate Structure 
Learn about the legal structures of business and decide which one is best for your business.

Choose a Business Location 
Use these resources to help you choose a location.

Nonprofit Organizations
Learn how to establish a nonprofit organization in the District.