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Start a Business in New York State
Remember, starting a business requires working with both the State and your local government.
Form an Entity
Understand State licensing and permitting
Visit the NYS Business Wizard to determine the requirements for your business and apply for the right license or permit.
Get your Federal Tax ID
Register as a NYS Sales Tax Vendor
Licensing and Permitting
- The NY License Center makes finding and applying for the right license or permit easy. Set up a NY.Gov ID to apply for new licenses and to manage your existing licenses and permits online.
- Depending on your structure, location and employees, you may need Disability Insurance and health insurance. Disability insurance can be obtained through the NYS Insurance Fund or a private carrier. More information about health insurance can be obtained from the NYS Department of Health.
Before you open your business, there is a wealth of information and resources for you to determine how to best move forward. This includes start-up assistance, business planning and training, capital financing options, and research/market data.
Accessing Capital and Incentives
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