Resources For Small Businesses and Aspiring Entrepreneurs In Gaston County
Make sure your business is ready for the changes that are a part of the Affordable Healthcare Act. This link provides helpful websites which will guide you.
This site includes information on entrepreneurship-related events, business planning, financing, minority programs, government contracting, and specific industry sectors.
This guide provides information about the SBA’s loan guaranty programs, writing a business plan, and business structures (e.g., LLCs, corporations). It also informs entrepreneurs how they can find free business counseling in North Carolina.
This guide provides information on business concept feasibility, entry options (e.g., buying an existing business, franchising or startup), legal considerations, business planning, and financing.
This site assists people interested in starting their own business in Gaston or Lincoln County. It includes information about free seminars and business consulting offered through the Small Business Center
This guide helps entrepreneurs navigate various business services made available in NC including workshops, advice, marketing help, and financing.
This extensive business directory helps people find assistance they may need to support startups and other expansions in their communities.
This tool from Fiscal Tiger provides information and advice for entrepreneurs and business owners. Some of the topics covered include a business plan creation, market research, business finances, budgeting, and growth strategies.
The Secretary of State offers guides for organizing certain NC business entities (i.e., corporations, nonprofit corporations and LLCs). They’re found under “Guidelines to Incorporating."
This guide provides information on business licenses, taxes and registration requirements. It also informs entrepreneurs that they can call a Business Consultant at 800-228-8443 to learn about licensing requirements and other matters.
This site helps to assist businesses to provide better communication