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Small Business Resources

Small Business Resource Guide

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.

Small businesses are a critical component of economic strength. Regions compete in a global marketplace when their small businesses are successful. This guide will facilitate small businesses to find the resources they need to ensure they are successful leaders for the Triangle and beyond.

Those resources include a checklist to start your new business, detailed information on taxes and requirements, entrepreneurial assistance, and advertising options.

The Small Business Resource Guide is available for download here.


  • Learn more about our strong innovation ecosystem here in Wake County.
  • Contact Bridget Harrington, Executive Director of Innovate Raleigh. Bridget works with Innovate Raleigh members as a catalyst for innovation and entrepreneurship in the region. As an entrepreneur herself, Bridget has been through every stage of small business growth and stands ready to help homegrown companies succeed.
  • Contact Danya Perry, Equitable Economic Development Manager at Wake County Economic Development. Danya leads and oversees WCED’s equity and inclusion efforts in Wake County. In his role, Danya is charged with mobilizing the community and building partnerships to galvanize efforts to ensure opportunities for inclusive economic growth for all Wake County residents.
  • If you are new to Wake County or looking to highlight your story, check out our Entrepreneur Media Kit. You’ll find contact information for local media outlets, commonly used social media hashtags, co-working resources, and Raleigh messaging