Starting a business
Prospect is home to a number of companies and home businesses. If you choose to locate your business to the city of Prospect, follow the steps below
Select a business name and choose an operating legal entity (Sole Proprietor, Partnership, Corporation, LLC etc.).
Register your business with the Kentucky Secretary of State. If you incorporate your business, you must submit Articles of Incorporation. If you are an LLC or LLP, you must submit Articles of Organization. Forms can be downloaded and printed from Secretary of State's webpage.
Obtain a federal employer identification number (EIN) from the IRS form SS-4. To request the form contact the IRS by:
- Fax: (859) 669-5760
- Phone: (966) 816-2065
Register your business name at one of these locations:
- Jefferson County
Jefferson County Clerk
527 West Jefferson St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Ph: (502) 574-5700
- Louisville Metro
Louisville Metro Revenue Commission
617 West Jefferson St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Ph: (502) 574-4860
- Ron Mazzoli Federal Building - IRS District Office
600 Martin Luther King, Jr. Place
Louisville, KY 40201
Register the business name in each county where the business is conducted. Call the applicable county clerk's office for registration and other requirements.
You must also register your business with the City of Prospect and pay taxes, if required.
Register your business with the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet (form 11A100 or 10A101) if you meet any of the following criteria:
- Any business entity other than a sole proprietorship
- Any business with employees
- You must collect sales or use tax
Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce
CHAMBER BUSINESS DIRECTORY
Businesses: Join or learn about the benefits of membership
Residents: Request a Prospect Area Community Directory
9509 US 42, Suite 107, Prospect, KY
More information: 502-228-7493
The Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary partnership of businesses and professionals, working together to build a healthy economy and enhance the quality of life in the Prospect area.
Along with growth in Jefferson and Oldham County areas, Prospect is experiencing significant development in retail, service, and home-based businesses.
Prospect Area Chamber members enjoy many opportunities each year for networking, education, and business development through the many programs and services it offers including the PACC Community Expo and the Prospect Community Directory.
Prospect/Goshen Rotary Club
Join the Rotary Club or learn more
More information: 502-228-8256
Rotary International (also known as the Rotary Club) is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. It is a secular organization open to all persons regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or political preference. There are 34,282 clubs and over 1.2 million members worldwide.