Starting a Business
Successful Steps for a New Business
Have you done detailed market research?
- Market Area
- Demographics of Market Area
- Pricing Information
- What’s Unique About Your Product/Service
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Have you decided on legal structure of business?
- Sole Proprietorship, Limited Liability Company, Partnership, Corporation
- Consult with Certified Public Accountant
- Consult with an attorney
If you are building or remodeling, do you have an architectural plan that has been approved by the City of Bartlesville Building Services Department?
- City of Bartlesville Community Development department (918.338.4244)
- In many instances, a preliminary conference with an architect will alleviate future problems in obtaining permits.
Do you have a site for your business?
Bartlesville Development Authority, 201 SW Keeler • Bartlesville, OK 74003 • 918.337.8086
Is the property zoned for your use?
City Planner 918.338.4237
Are you going to build or rent or remodel?
Bartlesville Builders Association
PO Box 1072
Bartlesville, OK 74005
Are there restrictions that run with the land that might cause a problem?
- Musselman Abstract Company 918.336.6410
- Southern Abstract Company 918.336.2810
Are you eligible for an incentive?
Bartlesville Development Authority
201 SW Keeler
Bartlesville, OK 74003
Downtown Real Estate Improvements:
Bartlesville Development Trust Authority
i2e.org for Managed Funds/Access to Capital
Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance – www.okalliance.com
Oklahoma Dept. of Commerce www.okcommerce.gov
What City permits or licenses are involved?
See above for information for City Building Services Department
Is there adequate parking for your needs?
Have you talked to the Health Department (if needed)?
Have you made arrangements for financing?
- Local Bank?
- Government funding?
- SBA loan?
Have you estimated your insurance needs?
Do you qualify for incubator assistance?
- Tri County Technology Center
- Rogers State University incubator program
Have you registered your company with the Oklahoma Secretary of State?
Name Availability, Sooner Aces (Trade name report of sole proprietorship)
Download appropriate form for type of business
Do you need to register with the State of Oklahoma – Oklahoma Tax Commission?
Forms & U Publications
Oklahoma Business Registration Packet
Have you registered with other appropriate entities?
City of Bartlesville Business License (approx $40 annually)
See above information for City Building Services Department
Note: Also handles beer permits
Able Commission for Liquor License
File Certificate of Fictitious Name ($12.50)
Requires Notary and published in newspaper for one day
Have you secured a Federal Employer ID#(EIN)?
Employer ID Numbers
How to apply for an EIN
Apply for EIN online – Internet EIN
Apply online now
Do you have a business checking account?
Above questions and information developed by the Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce and may not be all inclusive. Contact the City, County, or attorney for more information and if you have questions.