glassboro business start-up checklist

Start-Up Checklist 

It helps to know the resources available and requirements before you begin!  Want to start a small business? Wonder what you need to know to open a successful new business? For helpful information, check lists, tips, guides, and business resources, start with our Checklist below.

start-up checklist

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Business Plan

Prepare a written business plan complete with pro-forma Financial statements.  This can serve as an operating guide as well as a financial prospectus. Free and confidential health can be obtained from the SBA small business development center at Rutgers University, Camden.  (856) 225-6221


Trade Name

If Trading under any other name than your own, registration of the name is required by law. To register Trade Name contact the county clerk's office. If you wish to incorporate, you should contact the New Jersey Department of the Treasury.  (609 292-9292



Whether a sole proprietor, partnership or Corporation, you must register with the state of New Jersey. The New Jersey business registration packet can be downloaded here.

Federal Employer ID

If you operate your business as a corporation or partnership, or have any employees, you must obtain a federal employer ID number (EIN).  This can be done by calling the business and specialty tax line at 1-800-829-4933 or on the IRS website.

Licensing & Zoning

All municipal business licensing and zoning requirements can be obtained from the code enforcement office. 

Food Licensing. 

Mercantile License

Fire Department Business Registration

Utilities & Taxes

To assist you in obtaining utilities and tax information necessary for daily operation you must contact the following:

Electric: Atlantic City Electric

Water & Sewer


Chamber of Commerce

 If you're located in the Glassboro area or outside the district and wish to receive the services offered by Glassboro, Your business can join the Gloucester County chamber of commerce for $250.