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    US Small Business Administration - North Carolina District: "Our office provides help with SBA services including funding programs, counseling, federal contracting certifications, and disaster recovery. We can also connect you to our partner organizations, lenders, and other community groups that help small businesses succeed. The North Carolina District Office services the entire state of North Carolina. We have offices in Charlotte, Asheville, Raleigh, and Wilmington. "

    North Carolina Department of Commerce: "The Department connects businesses with the site locations, workforce and infrastructure they need to succeed in one of the nation's top states for business. We also connect local communities with the grants and funding they need to attract new business and ensure future prosperity."

    Mountain BizWorks: "Mountain BizWorks provides business loans and coaching to emerging and established small businesses in Western North Carolina."

    USA.gov Small Business in North Carolina: "Find information to help you do business in North Carolina. Learn how to start a business, find funding, win government contracts, and more."

    Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC): "SBTDC... provide management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses. Most of our services are free of charge, and all are confidential. By providing entrepreneurs with the tools they need to build and grow successful businesses, the SBTDC positively impacts NC’s economy."

    Launching A North Carolina Business: From choosing a business structure to naming and registering your business, this is a great place to start.

    Register Your Business - North Carolina Secretary of State: "If the company you want to organize is a sole proprietorship or general partnership, you may have to file an assumed name certificate with the Register of Deeds Office in the county where your principal office is located."

    Doing Business in NC: Starting a business involves planning, making key decisions and completing a series of legal steps. We're here to help you get your business off the ground. Wondering if you have a viable idea for a business? Need to map out your strategy? Business assistance is available from many sources.

    Strengthen Your Cybersecurity for Small Business: "Cyberattacks are a concern for small businesses. Learn about cybersecurity threats and how to protect yourself." (By the U.S. Small Business Association.)

    US Certification of a Small Business: Learn the benefits of becoming a Certified Small Business to partner with the Federal Government.