Start and run a business
Last Updated: Apr 16, 2014
- Small Business Reference Center
This website is the Swiss Army knife for small business! A wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.
- NC LIVE Business Portal
It's a library at your fingertips!
- Business Source Complete
Full-text, peer-reviewed business journals covering all areas of business. Includes reports, studies, books, SWOT analyses, videos, and more.
- Intellect via Mergent
Find industry profiles and reports, and search U.S. and international company listings. Search by industry, size, location, and other criteria to create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, and raise funds.
- CED (Council for Entrepreneurial Development)
CED is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1984 to identify, enable, and promote high-growth, high-impact companies, and accelerate the region's entrepreneurial culture.
- Business Link North Carolina
How to start, grow and support your business in the state of North Carolina.
- Starting a Business in Wake County
Deciding your business structure, local business licenses, permits, zoning, inspections, and much more.
Individual counseling, classes and more, for new and experienced business owners.
- The News & Observer
The N&O is the newspaper of record for Eastern North Carolina, and is based in Raleigh, our state capital.
- Triangle Business Journal
The weekly newspaper about business in Research Triangle Park (RTP), Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and the surrounding area.
- Wake County iMAPS
GIS (geographic information systems) shows county surveys, zip codes, crime data, sewers, drainage, floodplains, buildings and more.
- Weddle's Association Directory
- Internet Public Library: Associations List
- Information Please: U.S. Societies and Associations Directory
- American Society of Association Executives
- Samples from different industries
Actual business plans written by entrepreneurs in North America who are seeking financing.
- SCORE templates
Includes profit and loss projections, cash flow projections, breakeven analysis, financial statements, and more templates.
Starts with business plans and carries you through to running a small business.
- U.S. Small Business Administration
The SBA offers information on small business loans, grants, bonds and other financial assistance. Find out which method of financing is right for you! Here's a link to the North Carolina District Office.
- SBTDC Capital Opportunities for Small Business
For those seeking start-up financing, businesses hunting for expansion capital, and organizations that aid small businesses in obtaining financing.