Starting A Business

Obtain a Federal EIN Number
This is your business ID with the IRS. You can file for your EIN online at

Secure a Business License
The first step is to contact the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office to secure a West Virginia business license. All of the information you need to complete this process can be found here.

Secure Locality Licenses, Permits, and Certificates
The next step is to secure the necessary licenses and permits required for the particular area in which the business will be opened.

Town of Bath
Town of Paw Paw
Morgan County Planning Office

Tap Into Other Resources
Morgan County offers a number of resources and supportive opportunities for small businesses in the county. As you begin the process of starting a small business, consider connecting with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of the Eastern Panhandle for free business assistance.

The assistance includes a variety of services, such as business consulting, problem solving, small business start-up assistance, business plan development, strategic planning and small business training. The SBDC also links federal, state, and local resources to assist potential or existing small business owners in achieving their business goals, including the services of a SBDC-certified business coach.

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