How to Start a Business


Developing a Business Plan
Any new or expanding business in the City of Dellwood should develop a business plan to guide them. There are several agencies that can provide assistance either free or at a nominal cost. Please contact City Hall for any questions you may have regarding the process of starting a business. 

Financing & Funding Options
Financing is one of the most critical and often the most frustrating part of starting a business. While state and county programs are available primarily for industrial businesses, there are other funding sources that can provide assistance to the small retail / service business.

The first place to start is with your local banker. Many times the existing relationship you have with your bank is all you need to secure the financing you require. Other than conventional financing, your bank can assist with programs such as SBA loans and loan guarantees.

City Inspections & Occupancy Permit
Before you can occupy your business space you must obtain the proper permits and inspections from the City.  Please contact Building Inspector at 314-521-4339.

Business License
A Business License is required before you can operate a business in Dellwood.  For more information about this process please call City Hall at 314-521-4339.