NC Department of Commerce to answer specific questions about your business license questions. Contact number: 919-715-2864.
Starting a Business in Wake County
Wake County # 919-856-6160
Town of Wake Forest
Planning & Zoning, Inspections, Business Licenses, Special Use Permits, Sign Permits. Contact number 919.435-9410.
More info on Business license at SmallBiz
Business Link Partners a network of organizations willing to provide services to the state’s businesses, from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. This site will provide a single entry point to find help for your business from start, to growing and succeeding.
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education offering one-on-one counseling service here at the Wake Forest Area Chamber the first Wednesday of each month. There is no cost for this service; open to members and not yet members.
300 Fayetteville Street Mall
Raleigh, NC 27602
To reserve time for the Wake Forest location of SCORE, please contact: (919) 856-4739
Council for Entrepreneurial Development
North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development
North Carolina World Trade Association
Start-up America Partnership
Northern Wake Tech Campus
Deb Oronzio, Director of Entrepreneurship
6600 Louisburg Road
Raleigh NC 27616
Am I ready to start my own business a Self Assessment tool.
Guide for Small Business Start up:
The Riley Guide with helpful articles
Starting a Home Based Business:Working Solo
US Small Business Administration:
Local contact: Ivan Hankins, Senior Area Manager 919-335-1004
Wake Tech’s Small Business Center: http://smallbusinesscenter.waketech.edu
Financing options with the US Small Business Administration:
SBIR/STTR Small Business Technology Funding
This program awards state matching funds to North Carolina businesses that have received either a Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program award by the corresponding U.S. government program.
Library of Congress
Inc. Magazine www.Inc.com
US Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: www.uspto.gov
U.S. Federal Government: www.business.gov
Womens Online Business Center
Veterans Business Development
US Department of Commerce