|Q: What paperwork do I need to file to start my business?
A: The Westchester County Clerk’s Office can provide you with all the information you need to get your business started. Their website has a page dedicated to starting a business in Westchester, but if you have more specific questions, you can call the County Clerk’s Office at (914) 995-3070.
Q: Where do I register the name of my business?
A: Depending on the type of business you are interested in starting, (sole proprietorship, corporation, LLC, etc.) the process for registering a name for the business will vary. You can find information specific to your business on the Westchester County Clerk’s Office website or you can contact the County Clerk’s Office directly at (914) 995-3070.
Q: Can you help me find office space?
A: You can find office space for your business easily using the Yale Robbins online commercial real estate directory.
Q: Can you match me up with some of the business organizations?
A: You can start your journey by connecting with:
Q: Are there any benefits available for minority- or women-owned businesses?
A: Westchester County is committed to creating a level playing field and helping everyone succeed. That's why the county developed a program specifically promoting minority- and women-owned business participation in Westchester.
The Minority- and Women-Owned Business (MWOB) Program is an excellent resource for minority- and women-owned businesses who may be just starting out or who have long been established in the local economy. To reap the most benefits of this program, businesses are strongly encouraged to register online.
Q: What kinds of training programs and educational institutions are available in Westchester?
A: Aside from its outstanding public schools, Westchester County is home to a wide range of vocational and higher-education institutions. Check out our Think Training & Education page for more information.