Starting a Business in North Carolina

Questions on how to start a business in North Carolina? Check out our guide and ask our business advisors your questions on starting a business – all at no cost to you.

Our guide covers common startup concerns like; business planning, business entities, name registration, business licenses, taxes, finding financing and hiring new employees.

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Write a Business Plan
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Write a Business Plan

The first step in starting a business should be planning.  Just as a home builder won’t start a project without blueprints, you shouldn’t start a…

Select a Business Entity
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Select A Business Entity in North Carolina

To start a business in North Carolina, you will need to choose a business entity / organizational structure in order to operate.  There are four…

Register a Business Name
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Register A Business Name / DBA In North Carolina

Registering a business name or DBA is the next step for starting a business in North Carolina.  The process of registering a name depends on…

File an EIN
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File for an EIN

The Employment Identification Number or EIN (sometimes referred to as the Federal Employment Identification Number or FEIN) is a unique

how to get a business license
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Apply for Business Licenses In North Carolina

A frequent question we get is how to get a business license or permit in North Carolina.  There are actually several types of licenses your…

finding financing for a small business
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Find Financing

Obtaining financing for a small business can be a stressful and time consuming process.  Similar to getting a home loan, the bank is going to…

new hire reporting
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Hire Employees in North Carolina

State Payroll Taxes State Income Taxes – The North Carolina Department of Revenue outlines state income tax withholding requirements here. State Unemployment Taxes – Unemployment…

accounting taxes start business
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Accounting & Taxes in North Carolina

Depending on the type of business, there are a variety of taxes a business in North Carolina to be aware of with the two of…