The Bartlett Chamber and City of Bartlett actively support new business and expansion in the Bartlett area. Our staff stands ready to assist your business with: selecting the ideal location, reviewing your incentive entitlements, obtaining the appropriate permits, identifying your workforce, and all other relevant matters. Our goal is to ensure that you and your company experience a pleasant and productive business environment.
In today's highly competitive market, no one should start a business without a basic Business Plan. There are many free models available as well as numerous organizations offering advice at no or little charge. Business professionals and consultants offer more in-depth service for a fee. The following links should help get you started:
Choosing the appropriate location for your business is important whether it is retail, wholesale, service, manufacturing, etc. Most local jurisdictions have restrictions on the types of business that can operate in certain areas. Many communities have restrictions on home-based businesses. Check with the local planning office in the city you plan to do business to determine if your business type is allowed in that specific area.
Is also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number, and is used to identify a business entity. Generally, businesses need an EIN. Individual businesses with one employee may, in most instances, use their social security number.
You may apply for an EIN online: Internal Revenue Service
Most local governments (city & county) require you obtain a business license if you plan to do business within their jurisdiction. You may not officially begin your business until you have registered with the local jurisdictions. Sole Proprietorships and basic Partnerships may only require a business license from your local jurisdiction. Corporations, Limited Liability Corporations and other types of corporations must be registered through the State of Tennessee's Secretary of State Office.
Most businesses outside of the home will require permits issued by state and local government to ensure compliance with specific codes and regulations. Contact the local Planning Office and the Code Enforcement Office for details.
The City of Bartlett and the Bartlett Chamber actively support new business and expansions. Our staff stand ready to assist your business with: selecting the ideal location, reviewing your incentive entitlements, obtaining the appropriate permits, identifying your workforce, and all other relevant matters. Our goal is to ensure that you and your company experience a pleasant and productive business environment. Do not hesitate to contact the City of Bartlett Planning Office at 901-385-6417 or the Bartlett Chamber at 901-372-9457.