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Start a Business in Downtown

Our Main Street Program is designed to help you find the right location, guide you through the process of opening your business, and refer you to funding sources.  Here is some information to help you get started.  

So you want to start a business downtown!

This handy checklist takes you through those first necessary steps to set up a business entity and file for permits. 

You can also visit the City of Bartlesvile Community Development website for more information.

Do I really need a Business Plan?

The answer is "yes"!  Study after study shows that business plans are the mark of a successful venture.  It doesn't have to be an inches-thick report, but answering the basic questions can help you think through your project and address the most important issues before you start.  If you plan to take out a loan, your lending company will certainly require a business plan.  Main Street Bartlesville can take you through the planning process.  Take a look at our Business Planning Guide - then give us a call at 918.214.8500 or email to talk.

Where will my business be located?

Main Street Bartlesville maintains a list of commercial lease properties in the Central Business District.  

Feel free to call us at 918.214.8500 or email with any questions or to set up an appointment.  And don't forget - our services are FREE.