Use this guide to navigate the process of getting your business up and running in Pittsburgh.
Writing Your Business Plan
Starting a new business and need help writing your business plan? Reach out to one of these free or low-cost providers for assistance.
- Carnegie Library Downtown Business Branch – Book a Librarian
- Riverside Center for Innovation
- Pitt SBDC
- Duquesne SBDC
- Chatham Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship
Register Your Business with the City
Permits, Licenses, and Inspections (PLI)
If you plan on doing construction, need a code inspection, or need a contractor, business, or vendor license, you will need to contact the City Department of Permits, Licences, and Inspections (PLI).
If you have questions about zoning, community development, public art, or hearing notices, reach out to City Planning.
Are you looking to hire? Are you seeking a specific skill set? Reach out to one of these workforce development providers to learn more.