Select an Organizational Form
According to the state's website, when you decide to establish a business, one of the first considerations will be the type of business organization to use.

There are advantages and disadvantages to each legal structure. Legal and tax considerations, as well as personal and business needs, will help determine your final choice. The most common business structures are:
  • Corporation
  • Limited liability company
  • Partnership
  • Sole proprietorship

See PA Open for Business to learn more.

Register Your Business
When you're ready to register your business, contact:
The Pennsylvania Department of State
Corporation Bureau
206 North Office Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Ph: (717) 787-1057