Build Your Business

Doing business in Bristol has never been easier! Whether you’re a new or expanding organization, we have the resources to guide you through every step of the regulatory process. Are you ready to get started? Please click on one of the options below.

Why Bristol?

Learn more about why businesses choose Bristol.

Create a Business Plan

Learn more about your future customers and competitors in the area, and create your business’ road-map to success.

Find a Location

When opening a new business, picking the right location is a big decision. Let us help.

Choose a Business Structure

Every business structure is different. The Town of Bristol recommends consulting with an accountant, lawyer or advisory board in order to determine your specific needs.

Register a Business

Get information on how to register your business at the local, state and federal level.

Apply for a License or Permit

Starting in 2020, constituents can now complete their business licensing and permitting applications through one convenient online portal. Get started today.

Rhode Island Secretary of State

Click below to review the State’s requirements for opening a new business.

Need Additional Assistance?

Schedule a meeting with Bristol’s Economic Development Coordinator to learn more about opening a business in town.