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.

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Tennessee SmartStart Initiative

1. Develop a Business Plan

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:

2. Determine Your Place of Business

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.

3. Obtain your 'Employer Identification Number' (EIN)

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

4. Obtain the Appropriate Business Licences

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.

5. Obtain the Appropriate Permits

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.

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We conduct all business with the highest standards

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.

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May 7, 2024
How the Union Depot project in Bartlett will fill a void in the city's housing market

Work is underway on Bartlett's first mixed-use development. The Union Depot, The 74-acre project site is located off U.S. 70 at Stage Road on the former campus of the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes.