Launching a North Carolina Business
Launching a business involves research, planning, organizing, and making decisions. Below are links to key areas of business creation as you move forward on your journey.
For further information, please visit our website at www.sosnc.gov/RISE.
Choose a Business Structure
Many factors from management structure to tax codes need to be considered when forming a business entity.Get Started
Choose a Name
Part of the process of starting a business is choosing a name for your business entity.Get Started
Register Your Business
Who is required to register when forming a North Carolina business entity?Get Started
Here are a few items which will need some thought when creating a company.Get Started
Each entity has statutory requirements in order to keep the company current and active on the records of the Secretary of State’s Office,Get Started
New Business Checklist
Download this checklist, which includes links to many FREE resources to help you succeed.Get Started