One Stop Business Portal opens in West Virginia

CHARLESTON — People looking to form a new West Virginia business or to register an existing out-of-state business in West Virginia can use the new online One Stop Business Portal at unveiled by the Secretary of State.

“The new portal was designed to emulate our brick and mortar One Stop Business Center, a first of its kind anywhere in the nation, in an internet-based, web format,” Business & Licensing Division Director Penney Barker said.

The goal of the new One Stop Business Portal was to gather all of the information spread out across numerous state agency websites and place it into one central location, she said. It will enable new and existing business owners to quickly and easily complete filing requirements.

The new One Stop Business Portal is a collaboration between the West Virginia Secretary of State, WorkForce West Virginia, the State Tax Department and the state Division of Labor.

The portal provides step-by-step information, checklists, forms and other resources and guidance to assist users with planning, starting, operating and expanding a business in West Virginia and has direct access to the online business services filing system, one-click access to helpful business start-up information.