SMALL BUSINESS START UP GUIDES
INTERESTED IN STARTING A BUSINESS?
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RESOURCES FOR ENTREPRENEURS
Wondering where to start? Here are some helpful resources to guide you.
CREATING A BUSINESS PLAN
If you are thinking about starting a business, we strongly recommend making a business plan! Research suggests that good planning can double the chances of your business succeeding and substantially increase the rate of growth. A good business plan can help you decide if there is a market for your product and if you are financially secure enough to get started. They are also good tools to monitor your growth and can help guide you as you make additions or alterations to your business down the road.
We would love to work on a business plan with you! We're great listeners, we give good feedback, and we understand your time is valuable. Here are some convenient links to helpful articles about writing a business plan to help you get started.
PLANNING & ZONING
The Hardinsburg Planning and Zoning Commission meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 5:30PM at City Hall.
Planning and Zoning Commissioner Glenn Jackson holds office hours on Monday and Thursday mornings.
For more information, please visit Hardinsburg City Hall at 220 S. Main Street Hardinsburg, KY 40143.
LICENSES & PERMITS
COUNTY BUSINESS LICENSES
Breckinridge County does not issue business licenses, but it does require a special license for the following types of business or products:
- ice cream
- soft drinks
- tobacco products
- pool tables
- movie theaters
Please contact Breckinridge County Clerk Jared Butler at (270) 756-6166 for more information.
CITY BUSINESS LICENSES
Breckinridge County and all three cities have licenses and fees associated with the sale of alcoholic beverages. Please contact ABC Coordinator Andrew Adkins at (270) 580-4780 or the respective city hall to learn more.
COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION RESOURCES
Commercial buildings in Kentucky must follow the guidelines of the Kentucky Building Code.
The Public Protection Cabinet has an application guide for building construction.
Kelly Meadows, Building Code Reviewer:
Tommy Lanham, Electrical Inspector:
Jeremy Hinton, Environmentalist, Breck Co. Health Department:
Divison of HVAC, Public Protection Cabinet:
Breckinridge County United, or Breck United, is a non-profit economic development organization committed to advancing the economic prosperity of Breckinridge County.
If you have any questions about what Breck United can do for you, please contact us.
Breck United strives to create an environment for sustainable growth and development. We accomplish this by laying the foundation for the recruitment of new industry and the continued retention and expansion of local business in order to create a healthier and wealthier community.