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ABI/INFORM Complete NC LIVE icon
Business research from journals, trade publications, market research reports, dissertations, and working papers.

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.

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.

Hoover’s Company Records NC LIVE icon
Information for over 40,000 companies, including company overview, industry information, leadership and historical financials.

Morningstar Investment Research Center 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.

OneSource NC LIVE icon
In-depth business information on companies in North America, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia-Pacific as well as emerging markets, with the ability to search for companies by name, by geography or across industries.

ProQuest Entrepreneurship NC LIVE icon
Information for entrepreneurs and researchers that includes business start-up plans, video clips, journals, business cases, and more.

Reference USA NC LIVE icon
Reference and research tool providing instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on 24 million U.S. businesses and 235 million U.S. residents. ReferenceUSA makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.

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.