Starting a Business

Getting Started

Thinking about starting your own business? There is a lot to consider, including market research, choosing a name and a location, legal structure, licensing, writing a business plan, tax questions and hiring employees.

Our team is also a one-stop shop and can help connect you with the answers to all your business questions. Contact our team today!  

And be sure to check out our Business Trainings Library where we have helpful PDF’s and a training video on how to open your own business.

Below are step-by-step checklists for starting your business in the City of Westminster. The checklists cover the steps for “non-restaurant” businesses and “new restaurant” businesses that detail how to go from taking an idea-to opening your doors.

How to Open a Business in Westminster

Other Entrepreneur & Small Business Resources

Financial & Networking Resources

For a complete list of financial resources and grants, along with networking resources and training opportunities, visit the Existing Business Resources page on our website. Click the link below:

Existing Business Resources

Workforce Resources

Westminster companies and employees have access to several private- and public- sponsored training programs and industry associations that support continuing education in a variety of fields and industries. Click the link below to access all of our workforce resources:

Workforce Resources

NOTE: this is not meant to be an all-inclusive list and is subject to change. If you have questions or feedback, please contact us. Thank you!


Contact Information:

Stephanie Troller or 303-658-2318


Shelby Wood or 303-658-2168