Starting Your Business

First Steps

Pasco County is a vibrant community filled with many opportunities and resources for those with an entrepreneurial spirit. Do you want to start your business in Pasco? We want to see your business thrive.

If you’re thinking about starting a small business, you should start by weighing the pros and cons, so that you can make a wise decision. The resources in this section are essentially a toolkit to guide your decision-making process.

What Should I be doing to start my business?

Businesses must have the proper registrations, licenses, zoning and/or permits before they can legally open for business. Businesses are subject to municipal, county, state, and federal requirements. Regulations vary by industry, so it's very important to understand the licensing rules where your business is located. Below are some steps to help guide you through the process.

You've Decided to Take Step 2 - Creating a Business

Get started by researching State of Florida information for creating a new business and deciding what kind of business structure fits best for your future company's needs. View more details.