Charlotte Business Resources

There has probably never been an easier time to get a small business started than now. Most of the information you need to know is readily available online, as well as tools for managing a business and copies of the paperwork necessary to get underway.

Here is a helpful list of resources you should become familiar with while planning your new business.

Business Resources Local to Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Business Resources

This local guide for business owners and entrepreneurs features resources for every step of owning a business, from planning to building profit. It includes information on local organizations you can call upon, as well as mentors and information on licenses and certifications.

Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)

This organization offers management counseling and educational services to small and medium-sized businesses throughout North Carolina. Many of their programs are entirely free of charge. Here, you can learn about starting up and growing your business, financing, marketing, government work, and conducting international business.

SCORE (Charlotte location)

SCORE is a national organization with locations all over the country. They pair new business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with local industry mentors and offer training programs and workshop opportunities for you and your employees.

Carolina Small Business Development Fund

Carolina Small Business is a nonprofit institution that offers small business owners loans to meet specific needs. They can be a valuable resource for businesses that are having difficulty accessing starting capital.

National Resources For New Businesses

A-Z Index for Businesses

Everything you need to know about running your small business can be found here. Whether you’re just starting up a new business or looking to expand or improve your current business, this site contains information you can use right away.

Small Business Forms and Publications

Every conceivable form or reference for filing small business taxes—including tables and instructions—can be found here or through this page. This is a site business owners will want to have bookmarked so they have quick and ready access to any forms and filing instructions they might need.

IRS Tax Calendar for Businesses and Self-Employed

It can be difficult for new business owners to know when to file what. This resource highlights all of the important due dates when it comes to filing taxes, and users have the option to subscribe to RSS notifications that will send email reminders up to two weeks in advance.

Make free use of these local and national resources to get your business underway or make your current business grow further. If you have any questions, you can also call your friends at Carolina Business Technologies to help you find the information you need.