Business Startup, Financing and Registration Information

Business Startup, Financing and Registration Information

The North Carolina Department of Commerce (NCDOC) offers and administers a number of financial incentives to qualified new and expanding business and industry to lower a company’s cost of doing business. There are financial programs for the purchase of land and construction of buildings. Certain tax credits are available for job creation, purchase of equipment and machinery, and for worker training, etc.

The North Carolina Finance Center (NCFC) provides a “one-step” financial center where relocating and existing employers can come to learn of the financing alternatives available in North Caroline.

The NC Commerce Department Business Servicenter (NCBS) provides a one-stop office for companies interested in gaining state assistance in helping identify barriers to success. This office provides information about existing programs and resources designed to improve a company’s profitability. They offer an overview of financial resources and special loan programs and the appropriate contacts that are available to small businesses and entrepreneurs. They can also guide a company to appropriate service providers in the state and its partners. Business Link of NC.

The Small Business Administration offers free counseling and information on starting a business through the SCORE – Counselors to America’s Small Business and growing a business through the Small Business & Technology Development Centers (SBTDC) network of consulting services. They provide financial assistance for new or existing businesses and assist businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.

North Carolina Secretary of State. The NC Secretary of State’s mission is to serve and protect citizens, the business community and governmental agencies by facilitating business activities, by providing accurate and timely information and by preserving documents and records.

  • Corporations Division: This website, maintained by the Division of the Secretary of State’s Office, offers guidelines to incorporating, fee schedules, printable corporation forms, and much more. This office also examines and maintains legal documents filed by more than 400,000 corporations, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies.

  • Qualified Business Tax Credit Program: Investors may obtain tax credits based on money invested in qualified business ventures and in qualified grantee businesses.

North Carolina Department of LaborA new business information packet can be obtained through the NC Department of Labor website for businesses that have recently opened or are getting ready to open in North Carolina that employ more than 5 workers.

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