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Small business periodicals at the Stanly County Library

Business Journal, Business North Carolina, Business Week Small Biz, Charlotte Business Journal, Entrepreneur, NC Magazine - The Power of NC Business, and Small Business Opportunities

Featured Resources

NC Small Business Center Network

The best place to find programs and services for existing and prospective North Carolina business owners. The resources page links to contact information at the local level.

Sponsored by the North Carolina Community College System.

Stanly Community College Small Business Center

141 College Drive, Albemarle, NC 28001, Director: Kathy Almond 704-991-0182

Our community-based provider of education and training, counseling, information and referral for small businesses. Located in the Corporate and porefssional Center on the Albemarle campus.

Online Resources

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Green Business | Incubators | Legal Guides | Market Research | Mentors | Taxes | Video |Web Hosting |
Additional Resources

Start Your Business
BizToolkit - Under "Free Site Access" users are presented with the top questions to ask and the most important steps to take at each stage of a business. Online resources are provided to help users be successful in each ostage of their business. Provided by the James J. Hill Reference Library.
Business Services: Start Your Business - NC Department of Commerce
GATE: Growing America Through Entrepreneurship - Starting a Small Business
NC Real Enterprises
NC Small Business Center Network
NC Small Business Guide -
SBA Small Business Planner
Small Business and Technology Development Center
Starting a Small Business - Internet Public Library
Local Agencies

Employment Security Commission

2215 US Highway 52 N, Albemarle, NC 28001, 704-982-2183

Stanly Community College Small Business Center

141 College Drive, Albemarle, NC 28001, Director: Kathy Almond 704-991-0182

Stanly County Chamber of Commerce - Go to Business Resource Section

Main Office

116 East North Street

Albemarle, NC 28001


West Stanly Office in the Locust Town Centre

241 Town Centre Drive

Locust, NC 28097


National Association for the Self-Employed
National Association of Women Business Owners
National Federation of Independent Business
SOHO America - Small Office/Home Office Entrepreneurs
Business Plans
Business Insurance Quotes
Business Plan Center
Business Plan Templates
Business Plan Workbook
More Business
Reference for Business
SBA: Write a Business Plan
SCORE offers the workbook How to Really Start Your Own Business which can be requested through a SCORE chapter. You don’t need to be a member and you can find the contact information for each chapter on the SCORE website. By completing the workbook, entrepreneurs will have a business plan ready to implement.
Charlotte Regional Partnership
City-Data Regional Economic Data on the Web
Facts and Figures - NC Office Of State Budget and Management
Labor Market Information From the Employment Security Commission of NC
Rural Data Bank NC Rural Economic Development Center
Rural Resource Guide NC Rural Economic Development Center
Stanly County Chamber of Commerce
US Census
US Census County and City Data Book
US Census State & County Quickfacts
Franchise Chat
Franchise Choice
Franchise Zone
International Franchise Association
Business Loan Program - NC Rural Economic Development Center
Capital Opportunities - NC Small Business and Technology Development Center
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Federal Government Grants - Find and Apply
Self-Help: creating ownership and economic opportunity
Small Business Administration - Financial Assistance
USDA Rural Development
E-Commerce Toolbox
Green Business
Center for Small Business and the Environment
National Business Incubation Association
Legal Guides
Forming a Business and Getting Online - Citizen Media Law Project
Market Research
NC Small Business Center - Market Research
SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) - Counselors to America's Small Business
IRS - Small Business and Self-Employed One-Stop Resource
IRS - Starting a Business
Small Business TV Network
Small Business Videos - IRS
Your Business - MSNBC
Web Hosting
Web Hosting Tutorial
Publishing Your Website
Domain Names and Registrars
Web Hosts: Ratings and Reviews

CoffeeCup HTML Support

What is Hosting?

Choosing a Web Hosting Service

FTP Overview?

Additional Resources - Entrepreneurs - Small Business Information - Starting a Small Business 101
Business Owner's Toolkit Small Business Guide
Business Week: Small Business
Centralina Workforce Development Board - Starting a Business
Find Law: Starting a Business: First Steps
Inc. How To - Starting a Business
New York Times: Small Business Center
Small Business Development Center National Information Clearinghouse
Start Up Nation - by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs
Wall Street Journal: Small Business
Pfeiffer University Business Degree Program

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