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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 infomation 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 Professional Center on the Albemarle campus.

 
Online Resources

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Entrepreneurs with Disabilities | Federal Government | Franchising | Funding | Green Business | Market Research | Mentors | Taxes | Video |Web Hosting | Women Entrepreneurs | Additional Resources

 
 
State and Local Resources
North Carolina Resources
Business Services - Employment Security Commission of North Carolina
Business Services - North Carolina Department of Commerce
Centralina Workforce Development Board
GATE: Growing America Through Entrepreneurship
NC.gov - North Carolina Business Portal
NC Real Enterprises
NC Rual Economic Development Center
NC Small Business Center Network - Resources
Small Business Adminstration - Services: Expand Your Business
Small Business and Technology Development Center
 
Stanly County Resources

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

Main Office

116 East North Street, Albemarle, NC 28001

P.O. Box 909, Albemarle, NC 28002

Phone: 704-982-8116

West Stanly Office in the Locust Town Centre

241 Town Centre Drive, Locust, NC 28097

Phone: 704-888-1116

Stanly County Economic Development Commission

1000 North First Street, Suite 11, Albemarle, NC 28001

 
Downtown Development Associations

Albemarle Downtown Development Corporation

157 North Second Street, Albemarle, NC 28001

P.O. Box 190, Albemarle, NC 28002

Phone: 704-984-9415, Fax: 704-984-9414

 
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Associations - National
National Association for the Self-Employed
National Association of Women Business Owners
National Federation of Independent Business
SOHO America - Small Office/Home Office Entrepreneurs
 
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Business News
NC LIVE - Regional Business News
Business Week - Small Business
New York Times: Small Business Center
 
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Business Plans
Bplans.com
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.
 
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Demographics
CensusScope
Charlotte Regional Partnership
City-Data
EconData.net 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
 
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E-commerce
E-Commerce Toolbox
SBDCNet National Information Clearinghouse
 
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Entrepreneurs with Disabilities
The Abilities Fund
Job Accommodation Network
 
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Federal Government
Federal Business Opportunities
 
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Franchising
Franchise.com
Franchise Chat
FranChoice
Franchise Zone
International Franchise Association
 
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Funding
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
 
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Green Business
Center for Small Business and the Environment
Ecopreneruist
Greenbiz
 
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Market Research
NC Small Business Center - Market Research
 
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Legal Guides
Citizen Media Law Project - legal rights for online publishers
 
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Mentors
SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) - Counselors to America's Small Business
 
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Taxes
IRS - Small Business and Self-Employed One-Stop Resource
 
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Video
Small Business TV Network
Small Business Videos - IRS
Your Business - MSNBC
 
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Web Hosting
Web Hosting Tutorial
Publishing Your Website
Domain Names and Registrars
Web Hosts: Ratings and Reviews

Coffee HTML Editor Support

What is Hosting?

Choosing a Web Hosting Service

FTP Overview

 
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Women Entrepreneurs
BUZgate
Count Me In
Franchise Solutions for Women
Golden Seeds - venture capital group
National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)
National Association for the Self-Employed
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
National Business Association (NBA)
Office of Women's Business Ownership - U.S. Small Business Administration
SME Toolkit United States
Springboard Enterprises - venture capital group
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Women's Labor Bureau
WomenandBiz.com - ezine
WomensBiz.US - online magazine
Young Entrepreneurs Network
 
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Additional Resources
About.com - Entrepreneurs
About.com - Small Business Information
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.gov - Official Business Link to the U.S. Government
Business Owner's Toolkit - Total Know-How for Small Business
Entrepreneur.com
IdeaCafe
Inc.com
Internet Public Library: Business and Economics
Library of Congress: Business Reference Services: Subject Guides
Library of Congress: The Entrepreneur's Reference Guide to Small Business Information
New York Times: Small Business
Small Business Development Center National Information Clearinghouse
Small Business Watchdog - SBA Office of Advocacy
Start Up Nation - by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs
Wall Street Journal: Small Business
Pfeiffer University Business Degree Program
 
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