Starting a New Business

Starting a new business is an incredible feeling! As a small business owner, you'll experience waves of excitement all the way to nervousness through the planning process.

At the Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce, we want to provide you with some resources that will help get you started.

Business Licenses Information

Benton
1009 Main Street
Benton, KY 42025
270-527-8677
lcunningham@cityofbenton.org

Calvert City
1315 5th Avenue SE
Calvert City, KY 42029
270-395-7138
btravis@calvertcity.com

Hardin
104 2nd Street
Hardin, KY 42048
270-437-4361

If you are setting up a business outside of any city limits, then a business license is not required.

Registering Your Business in Kentucky

Kentucky Secretary of State Business Records Search
This tool will help you find businesses and officers of businesses in Kentucky.

Kentucky One Stop Business Portal
This tool will help you set up your LLC, corporation, or other business type in Kentucky as well as applying for sales/use tax permits and other required filings.

Registering Your Business in Our Community

Kentucky Lake Economic Development
Kentucky Lake Economic Development partners with the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, the Tennessee Valley Authority and local government entities to provide options for incentives on new or expanding projects, workforce training and site location.

Marshall County Payroll Tax  
Any business operating in Marshall County in which payroll to employees is in existence, requires the business to pay payroll tax to the County Treasurer.

Marshall County Occupational License Tax for Schools   
Kentucky statute allows school districts to levy occupational taxes on payroll for their school district.

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