Start Your Own Business

Ready to start your own business?  The following is a resource page titled Ten Steps to Start Your Own Business.  Here you will find how to write a business plan, financing sources, selecting the right location for your business, how to register and license your business and compliance with Fedral, State and Local tax laws.

If you operate a business which requires the payment of Kansas tax you must register with the Kansas Department of Revenue.  Begin your registration process at least 4 weeks before the date you open your business.  Businesses can register for most taxes by clicking here.

Seward County - all businesses in Seward County are required to file a personal property tax affidavit.  The Seward County Appraiser's office is responsible for the appraisal of all real estate, both commercial and residential, and the appraisal of all personal property within Seward County.  The Seward County Treasurer collects property taxes in the County.  Visit for more information.

Another great source of information for starting your own business is through the Small Business Development Center in Liberal.  Their address is: 
Small Business Development Center
2215 N. Kansas Ave., P.O. Box 1137
Liberal, KS 67905-1137

There is another source of how to start your own business for people with disabilities.  You are also welcome to stop by our City Economic Development office for further assistance.