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Start Up Directory: Nassau County

At the heart of every vibrant community is the spirit of entrepreneurship, and Nassau County is no exception. We are proud to introduce the Nassau County Start Up Directory - your definitive guide to launching a business in the county.

Whether you’re a visionary with a fresh idea, or an established business owner looking to set down roots in Nassau County, our directory is tailored to provide you with comprehensive resources, insights, and the tools you will need from start to finish.

Our aim is to bolster the entrepreneurial spirit that fuels Nassau County and foster a supportive ecosystem where businesses of all sizes can thrive. Open your business with confidence, knowing that the Chamber of Commerce stands beside you every step of the way. Your Nassau County business journey starts here!

Step One:

Research and Business Planning

Whether you're initiating a new enterprise, growing an established company, or acquiring a franchise, having a plan is essential.

Create a Business Plan

Assistance & Training

Suggested Contractors

Step Two:

Form Your Entity

Follow these steps to make sure you are navigating through all the required legal procedures.

       1.  Choose your company type:

       2.  Register your business name (optional)

       3.  Form Your Business:

       4.  Determine State Licensing Requirements

       5.  Determine Local Business Licensing Requirements:

       6.  Register for Employer Identification Number (EIN)

       7.  Register State Tax

Step Three:

Location Phase

Whether you're initiating a project from scratch or moving an established business, you will be required to undertake the following steps. Explore location needs, ideals and opportunities. 

Click here to visit the Planning Department page on the county website. 

Please send a request to for the following:

Click here to visit the Development Review Committee (DRC) page on the county website.

Click here to visit the Planning & Zoning Board page on the county website.

Step Four:

Site Selection and Approval

After discovering the ideal location for your business, there are crucial procedures to which you should adhere. 

Step Five:

Construction and Building Permits

Securing the right permits and adhering to local and state code requirements are essential when launching a business. However, understanding and moving through the many stages of the permitting process can sometimes be daunting. To assist you, we've provided a step-by-step guide below, designed to simplify the procedure and minimize potential errors.

Step Six:


You can never be too careful; it's critical to have the right agencies sign off on your business.

Step Seven:


Running Your Business

Additional Resources

Suggested Contractors

Step Eight:

Congratulations, You're Open!

Congratulations! Now that your business is open and operating, make sure to join the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce. With more than 780 members and nearly 70 years of business knowledge and expertise, the Chamber is not only the voice of the Nassau County business community but also the best resource for businesses seeking education, outreach, advocacy, networking, and who want their membership dollars to work hard for them in the hands of local stewards. 

If you have any questions or need additional support, don't hesitate to reach out to the Nassau County Chamber of Commerce at or (904) 261-3248. We are dedicated to supporting your business and helping you not only succeed but also thrive. 

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