How to Start a Business In North Carolina
Here is some information to help you get started with making your business legal in the state of North Carolina.
Getting started- The state of North Carolina has a website about starting a business in North Carolina here: http://www.blnc.gov/start-your-business
1. Choose a business structure.
You might consider being a sole-proprietor. Find out more about business structures here:http://www.blnc.gov/start-your-business/selecting-a-business-structure
2. Register your business name with the state of North Carolina.
Find out more about registering a business name here: http://www.blnc.gov/start-your-business/business-forms
If you need help choosing a business name: 12 Tips to Help Choose a Business Name
3. Register your business with the state of North Carolina.
You can register your business with the state of North Carolina here:http://www.dornc.com/electronic/registration/
4. Open a Business Checking Account with your Bank.
Open a business account at your bank with your new business name.
5. Find out about taxes and hire an accountant.
More info about taxes here: http://www.dornc.com/ and http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business
6. Get Liability Insurance.
You may want to consider some sort of liability insurance depending on what type of services you plan to offer.
7. Find out if you need a City License.
You may be required to obtain a license to operate your business in a particular locale, whether you are a resident, or not.