The federal government web site helps small businesses understand their legal requirements, and locate government services supporting the nation’s small business community.  it is a great place to start out when determining permits and licenses you will need and taxes you will be responsible for in your new business.  You can search by your location and your type of business for this information.


Whether you are starting, purchasing, or expanding a business in Connecticut, or if you are relocating an existing business, you should also visit the CT Licensing Center web site, where their Smart Start Program provides information and assistance on all requirements for the State.


Additional information is available at CERC's (Connecticut Economic Resource Center) Business Response Center.  Their staff will answer questions, point you in the right direction and send you printed information based on your needs.


You must register your company with the Department of Revenue Services in order to conduct business in the State of Connecticut.  The good news is that most businesses are able to do this on-line.  Complete information is available at the DRS web site's "Taxpayer Service Center."    Additional information and a contact email are located at