Upcoming Chamber Events
Small Business How To - Where to Start
Starting a Business in Wake County
Town of Knightdale
If you are interested in available office/retail, etc. space or land, check the regularly updated listings of developed properties (PDF) and undeveloped properties (PDF) for sale or lease. Also, for permitting & zoning, inspections, applications, fees, business licenses, special use permits, sign permits and more...
Contact Larry Bradbury, (919)856-4739|
In partnership with SCORE, the Knightdale Chamber of Commerce offers "Small Business Day at the Chamber." This event includes one-on-one counseling services by a SCORE representative here at the Chamber. There is no cost for this service; open to members and to the public. Contact the Chamber at 919-266-4603 to schedule your appointment.
North Carolina Small Business & Technology Center (SBTC)
Are you considering starting a business but do not know where to start? Do you have questions like: Where do I get funding? How do I write a business plan?and are there any licenses and permits needed? If so, SBTC has several tools to help you start your business.
North Carolina Department of Commerce
1-800-228-8443 or 919-733-4977
To answer specific questions about yor business license questions.
Thrive in North Carolina a section of the North Carolina Department of Commerce, has details on state licenses, permits, and regulatory requirements. (North Carolina has no single business license covering all requirements.)
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.
Rural Economic Development Center
NC Institue of Minority Economic Development
Training and consulting services for minorities, women in business, veterans. Also contracting assistance for small business.
Wake Tech Small Business Center (BIC)
Counseling, Programs, Seminars and Resources, Business Plan, Info on financing a business, export/import assistance, and MUCH MORE!
Northern Wake Tech Campus
Deb Oronzio, Director of Entrepreneurship
6600 Louisburg Rd., Raleigh, NC 27616
Provides free consultations with volunteer business professionals who can answer your questions about a wide range of business topics. One-on-one counceling services relating to small business at no charge. They offer semiannual workshops for starting small businesses and staying in business in May and November.
Wake County Economic Development
Wake County Existing Industry Services
Wake County Economic Development's Existing Industry Service serves the needs of our community's existing businesses and organizations. This free service is one in which we listen to your company's needs and identify all of the appropriate resources from local, state, and private entities that can benefit your company and enable you to thrive in today's economy.
Learn about and how to obtain Government Contacts (Small Business Technical Development Center)
Rebecca Barbour, Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Are You Ready To Start A Business:
Am I ready to start my own business a Self Assesment tool.
Guide for Small Business Start Up.
Small Business Technology & Development Center
The SBTDC is North Carolina's leading resource for growing and developing businesses. Also, SBTDC can help how to get government contacts. Rebecca Barbour
Starting a Home Based Business: Working Solo
US Small Business Administration - Ivan Hankins, Senior Area Manager, 919-335-1004
Financing options with the US Small Business Administration
Self Help Credit Union: A Small Business Loan
This program awards state matching funds to NC businesses that have received either a Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program award by the corresponding US government program
Managing Your Employees