Start a Business

Are you ready for Entrepreneurship? The following are the steps and guidelines for starting your business in Picayune, Mississippi.

  • Create a Business Plan outlining the type of business you are opening along with an executive summary, company description, market analysis, organization & management, service or product line, marketing & sales, funding request, financial projections, and appendix.
  • Choose Your Business Structure and file documents on the IRS website – Sole Proprietor, Partnership, LLC, Corporation, etc.
  • Choose Your Business Name, Register Your Business with the Mississippi Secretary of State.
  • Obtain Business Licenses & Permits. One of the permits necessary in Picayune is getting a Privilege License (PDF).
    • The Small Business Administration is a helpful resource and plays a role in preparing new business owners for entrepreneurship. Visit the Small Business Administration website to learn more.