State and Federal Resources for Small Businesses
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There are many things to consider and learn when developing a small business: regulations, laws, legalities, and more. Below are state and federal resources, specific to small businesses, that may help answer many of the questions that arise when starting up.
If you are looking for assistance with starting a new business or are looking to raise funds for an existing business, the EDPNC is here to help. Do you need help deciding what type of business to register as, what about tax ID’s and how to get them, training or hiring employees, what permits do you need? EDPNC is here to help navigate and direct you on your path to having your own business.
The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) is focused on recruiting new businesses to the state, supporting the needs of existing businesses, connecting exporters to global customers, helping small business owners get their start, and attracting tourists and visitors from all over the world.
A business development service of The University of North Carolina system. The SBTDC’S technology counselors provide free, one-on-one business counseling to help emerging North Carolina-based businesses bring new technologies to market. The SBTDC offers a business plan outline, free publications, and more.
Starting a food business in North Carolina.
Business service information on taxes, employees, insurance, and more.
Information for employers.
Small business environmental assistance.
List of local health departments and directors.
Insurance information for businesses.
Sign up for a new business packet, information on OSHA, Wage and Hour, and more.
Information on Commercial Trucking requirements.
Information on a variety of topics – trademarks, corporations, tax credit programs, and more.
NC tax information for businesses.
Guidance on rules and regulations from the FDA.
Information on laws, regulations, marketing, trade, and more.
Small farm/small business information.
Provides planners, services, tools, and local resources for small businesses.
Tax information for businesses.
Business services available online.
Information on filing for patents and trademarks.
Information on copyright law, licensing, and more.
Business services are available from the Postal Service.
Information on trade in developing countries.
Where to start when forming an LLC
SimplifyLLC is an independent publication that provides free guides for small business owners. If you’re looking for business ideas and do-it-yourself guides on forming and operating an LLC, then SimplifyLLC is your go-to resource for simple, legal jargon-free information. Learn what you need to do to register your company in North Carolina.