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Bureau of Labor Statistics internet icon
Statistics include unemployment rates, average earnings and consumer price index.

Business.gov internet icon
Simplifies finding information from many federal and state agency websites in one place. Useful for finding out about business licenses and permits as well as starting small businesses.

Business Licenses for North Carolina Website internet icon
Contains information regarding licenses required by N.C. State Agencies and Occupational Licensing Boards. If you have questions about licensing requirements for your specific business, please call the North Carolina Business ServiCenter at (800) 228-8443.

Business Plan Handbook library card icon
Business Plans Handbook is a collection of actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses throughout North America. For those looking for examples of how to approach, structure and compose their own business plans, the Handbook presents many sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries — only the company names and addresses have been changed.

Business Source Complete NC LIVE icon
Search through over 2300 national and international business journals as well as company profiles, country reports, industry profiles, and market research reports. This database is useful for small business owners, investors, managers and business students. Includes Entrepreneur magazine.

Company Profiles NC LIVE icon
Business Source Premier’s list of company profiles.

Entrepreneurial Studies Center NC LIVE icon
Covers topics relevant to entrepreneurship, economics and small business, including case studies, company profiles and 600+ videos with transcripts from the Harvard Faculty Series and Vator.TV

Hoover’s NC LIVE icon
Hoover’s is a business research platform that allows you to search U.S. and international company listings by industry, size, and geography to build lists, create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis and raise funds.

Incorporate or Form a Limited Liability in North Carolina Website internet icon
Provides instructions, forms and fees. You can also search for existing corporations and limited liabilities by name or registered agent.

Intellect NC LIVE icon
Search U.S. and international company listings by industry, size, location, and other criteria to create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, and raise funds. Build lists of up to 250 records for export or to print.

Morningstar NC LIVE icon
Covers mutual funds, stocks, and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for the individual investor. Read in-depth, independent stock and fund reports written by experts with the proprietary Morningstar Rating and Style Box. Test your investing ideas with the Portfolio X-Ray Overview. Need help? More than 150 topics are covered in the Help and Education section.

North Carolina Online Business Registration internet icon
Register your new business with the North Carolina Department of Revenue online instead of mailing in the NC-BR form for Income Tax Withholding, Sales and Use Tax, and Machinery, Equipment, and Manufacturing Fuel Tax. Please call the Taxpayer Assistance and Collections Center at 1-877-252-3052 if you have any questions.

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Business and residential information for reference and research.

Regional Business News NC LIVE icon
The full text of regional business newsletters from the mid-nineties to the present including Business North Carolina, North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, and other newsletters from around the country.

SimplyMap NC LIVE icon
Get business and marketing data for almost any location in the United States to help you write your business plan.

Small Business Administration internet icon
Provides assistance on starting, expanding, and financing a small business.

Small Business Reference Center NC LIVE icon
Provides information on common business types, a help and advice section, and how to create business plans that lead to successful funding. Includes business lectures and “how to” videos, as well as state-specific resources.