Kentucky Entity Formation: Starting a Business in Kentucky

Thinking of launching your business empire in the Bluegrass State but do not know where to start? A couple of years ago, the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development created an excellent guide for Kentucky entrepreneurs such as yourself to help navigate the various choices and critical decisions you will face. Not only does it contain helpful information on the basic federal, state and local licensing and tax requirements for a new business it is also loaded with contact information for several government agencies that offer additional services. You can download a free PDF of the “The Kentucky Business Guide, A Handbook for Starting and Licensing a Business in Kentucky” here:

In it you will find advice on everything from where to go for help starting your business to tips on creating a business plan and licensing and permitting your business to where to obtain a Federal Tax ID number and how to register with the Kentucky Department of Revenue.

When it comes to the legal structure of your business, Conliffe, Sandmann & Sullivan is available to advise and file all the necessary paperwork on your behalf. Also, should you ever find yourself in a situation that might require our business litigation and legal services, be assured we have decades of experience representing individuals and companies of all sizes in commercial and business disputes from shareholder and franchise disputes to insurance coverage issues and defense of wrongful termination and sexual harassment claims, among other specialities.

Naturally, we applaud your decision to start a business in Kentucky. As one of Kentucky’s preeminent business law firms, we’re here to help. In fact, our hometown of Louisville was featured among Forbe’s 2011 Ranking of America’s Top Metros for Business – so it’s kind of a point of local pride!