Business Guide • Business-Specific Information • Other Resources
Doing Business Guide
The Town of Leesburg’s annual Doing Business Guide (PDF, 1.1M) is designed to walk new or prospective business owners through the process of establishing their business in the Town as clearly and efficiently as possible. In addition to the basic guide, two appendices are available:
The Guide is available for download here, or you may obtain a printed copy at Town Hall (25 West Market Street).
The Town now has a guide just for home-based businesses.
Certain categories of businesses have unique regulatory or other requirements. Although this list is not comprehensive, below are links to some of the most frequently requested information for specific types of businesses:
Restaurants & Caterers
Foreign Trade Zone
Other Business Start-Up Resources
There are many sources of information for new or prospective business owners, and the Leesburg Doing Business Guide is not intended to replace all of them, but to supplement them with Leesburg-specific information. The following resources may be particularly useful to someone starting a business in Leesburg:
Loudoun Small Business Development Center
The SBDC offers individual business counseling, monthly business seminars, training and workshops and maintains a reference and research library, quarterly electronic newsletter and resource network. Initial counseling sessions are free.
Guide to Doing Business in Loudoun County
The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development publishes a guide that highlights seven main steps for those looking to start a new business, including developing a business plan, choosing a legal structure, hiring employees, and obtaining financing, permits, and business licenses. The guide was designed as a workbook, with easy-to-use reference pages of important contacts for each step of the business development process, and additional tips highlighted to provide key business definitions and considerations.
Virginia Department of Business Assistance’s Business OneStop The website will walk you through the steps involved in establishing a new business, expanding an existing business or relocating an existing business in Virginia, with links to forms, documents and other resources.
The Mason Enterprise Center - Leesburg/Loudoun, now located in Historic Downtown Leesburg at 202 Church Street SE, serves as a small business incubator fostering the evolution of existing companies who are scalable and want to grow. The MEC provides space and programs to fit the needs of the businesses for their long term growth and success. Click Here for more information.
In addition, our Links page contain links to a number of business-related organizations and agencies, at the local, regional and state levels.