Business Advantages

Small Business Resources

Whether you’re a new business, or new to North Carolina, we hope that the information contained in this guide will direct you in becoming a successful small business leader.

  • Planning Your Business
    • Business planning is considered by many to be the most important factor in determining business success. Here, you’ll find resources such as:
      • A Checklist for Starting Your New Business
      • Structuring a New Business
      • Writing a Business Plan
      • Sites and Building Selection
  • Starting Your Business
    • Starting a business can be overwhelming. Here, we have compiled a list of resources to help you get off the ground, including:
      • Business Licenses and Permits
      • Incubators and Co-Working Space
      • Workforce Development
      • Employer Requirements and Information
      • Financial Programs
      • Taxes
      • Franchising Alternatives
  • Supporting Your Business
    • For additional business support, these resources support existing businesses and business owners:
      • Entrepreneurial Assistance
      • Economic and Community Development
      • Business Support Organizations
      • Advertising Options
      • Education
      • Transportation
      • Child Care Resources
      • Additional Resources 
  • Entrepreneurs
    • Learn more about our strong innovation ecosystem here in Wake County.
    • Contact Derrick Minor, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Manager with the City of Raleigh. He works with startups and growth companies in Raleigh and connect them to the resources and relationships they need to accelerate their growth. His primary skill sets are building relationships and strategic connections.

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