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Governor Phil Murphy • Lt. Governor Tahesha Way


Expand on your great idea to lay the foundation for a successful business.

Create a Business Plan

Writing a business plan is the first step to take as a prospective business owner that allows you to craft your game plan, hone your product, understand your customer base, and guide your decision-making.

Choose a Business Structure

The business structure you choose should suit the type of services or products you will provide. Consider your options to find the best fit for your business.

Select a Location

Selecting your business location is a critical step in the success of your business. The key to the perfect location is to learn about zoning, building permits, and negotiating a commercial lease.

Building Permits and ADA Compliance

You've found a great building for your business and now you want to make it your own. Find out if you need a building permit and if there are any accessibility upgrades necessary to become ADA compliant.

Leasing Tips

Prepare for a commercial lease by learning about tenant improvements and lease length.

Buy an Existing Business or Franchise

Starting a new venture doesn’t need to be a new idea, buying a business or franchise is another way to start or expand your business.

Finance Your Business

Whether you're looking for startup capital or considering a business loan to finance the expansion of your business, opportunities are available through various non-profits, investors and corporations.

Business Support

Take advantage of the many business resources New Jersey has to support you. Receive hands-on guidance on business planning, taxes, marketing, and much more.

Licensing & Certification Guide

Search permits, licenses, and certifications you'll need to operate your business, as well 
as contacts for relevant State authorities.