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Starting a Business

You're in the Right Place! Named as the Best Place for Business and Careers by Forbes, you've made a great decision in selecting Provo as the place to start, grow or expand your business. With a highly engaged and educated workforce; world-class universities; and a growing technology and entrepreneurial community, Provo has the resources you need for success. Call or stop by the Economic Development office to talk with us about your business development needs.

Obtaining a  Business License All businesses within the Provo City limits are required to obtain a business license from Provo City Administrative Services.  This license provides permission for a business to engage in activity at a specific location within the City. Information regarding business licensing and applications can be found here.

 

How to Start Your BusinessIf you're new to business ownership there is no need to fear! The State of Utah provides a variety of business resources online. Whether you need to form a LLC or search for a business name, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to start a business here.


Entrepreneurs may find useful information from the following

Business Resources
Resource Name  Phone  Email  Address 
The Business Resource Center (801)863-2720 MReynolds@uvu.edu   815 W 1250 S, Orem
Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce (801)851-2557 info@thechamber.org  111 S University Ave, Provo
Utah Small Business Development Center (801)863-8230 sbdc@uvu.edu  815 W 1250 S, Orem
SBA Loans- Central Bank (801)655-2181 dlamb@cbutah.com  75 N University Ave, Provo 
Mountainland Association of Governments (801)229-3800     586 E 800 N, Orem
Camp 4 Startups  (801)704-6501 taylor.anders@gmail.com  560 S 100 W, Provo
The Dojo Development Camp  (385)313-0827 infor@codingcamp.us   379 N University Ave, Provo