Kentucky Business One Stop: A Business Resource Clearinghouse

Kentucky has launched a one-stop web portal that helps business owners cut through the maze of red tape.

Kevin Litwin
On Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 05:01

Small-business startups account for more than 70 percent of all new jobs, and facilitating new business creation is an important part of economic development.

Kentucky has launched a one-stop business website to help businesses start and operate in a more efficient way. The Kentucky Business One Stop – – is an interactive Web portal designed to provide faster, friendlier, more reliable and cost-effective state government services to businesses.

A multiagency effort with private support, Kentucky Business One Stop was created to help entrepreneurs move easily through the myriad regulations and requirements of the small-business owner, with a business startup checklist, government forms and specific contact information.

The interactive website provides 24/7 centralized access and secure applications for registrations, payments and communication to businesses.

Because agencies dealing with small business are working together through One Stop, the Commonwealth can identify and potentially eliminate inefficiencies between agencies, thus lowering the cost of government for all citizens and helping entrepreneurs create wealth and jobs in the state.

Kentucky Business One Stop provides a statewide clearinghouse of information for starting or maintaining a business in Kentucky and allows new businesses to register with the Secretary of State and Department of Revenue through a single online application. It also offers a number of interactive walkthroughs for planning a business, choosing a structure and writing a business plan, and hosts a series of dynamic searches and guides for operational permits and licenses, local requirements and general startup requirements.


Kevin Litwin is the author of Crazy Lucky Dead and a freelance feature writer with a career spanning more than 20 years.