Small Business Roadmap   

Are you thinking about starting a business of your own? Starting a business is an exciting proposition, but it can also be an incredibly challenging undertaking. The resources in this section will help you navigate where to turn if you have made that decision to live your dream and start a business in Sullivan County.
1.Start with a Dream.
2.Conduct Marketing Research to Determine Feasibility
3.Research Your Town Zoning/ Permits/ State Regulations
Click on Your Town:

Town of Bethel zoning(845) 583-4350
Town of Callicoon homepage(845) 482-5390
Town of Cochecton zoning (845) 932-8360
Town of Delaware zoning(845) 887-5250
Town of Fallsburg zoning(845) 434-8812
Town of Forestburgh zoning(845) 794-0678
Town of Fremont zoning(845) 887-6605
Town of Highland zoning(845) 557-8901
Town of Liberty zoning(845) 292-5111
Town of Lumberland zoning(845) 856-4777
Town of Mamakating zoning(845) 888-3000
Town of Neversink zoning(845) 985-2262
Town of Rockland zoning(845) 439-4399
Town of Thompson zoning(845) 794-2500
Town of Tusten zoning(845) 252-3668
If Mainstreet Business, Contact:

Your Town Chamber of Commerce
If Agricultural Business, Contact:

Cornell Cooperative Extension(845) 292-6180
Hudson Valley Agribusiness(845) 292-6180
NY Farm Viability (315) 453-3823
5.Write Business Plan

For Assistance Contact:
Mid-HudsonSmall Business Development Center(845) 339-0025
Sullivan County Partnership For Economic Development(845) 794-1110
6.Seek Business Loans.

Contact Your Local Bank
Sullivan County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) (845) 295-2603
Sullivan County Partnership For Economic Development(845) 794-1110
Sullivan County Government Department of Planning(845) 807-0527
7.Research Grant Funding

Sullivan County Government Department of Grants Administration(845) 807-0468
Sullivan County Government Department of Planning(845) 807-0527
8.Choose Location

Double Check Town Zoning for Allowable Uses
9.Plan Your Workforce

Sullivan County Center Workforce Development (845) 807-0385
10.Secure Tax Information/ Seek Legal Advice/ Accountant
11.Research and Purchase Inventory/ Equipment

Save all Receipts for Record Keeping

Doing Business in Sullivan County   

Sometimes, the secret to a good business environment is the environment itself, not just the land, but the pro-business leadership, the support services, and the people who live here. In other words, a strong community leads to strong business.

From the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development providing assistance programs for site selection, energy savings, permits, and approvals to the Sullivan Works One Stop System that is dedicated to assist both employers and job seekers, Sullivan County is poised to assist both new and existing employers establish and expand their businesses. Through its many incentive and pro-growth commitments, Sullivan County maximizes the opportunity for businesses to find and retain employees with skills matched to their needs.

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