We strongly urge annual reports and new business documents be filed online-- they are always processed more quickly. If you have documents that must be sent by mail and need urgent processing-- you may consider paying an expedite fee and marking the envelope "Expedite."
The NC Secretary of State’s Office has been made aware of deceptive mailings and emails from North Carolina Certified Document Services targeting businesses. The company is charging fees of $499.89 to assist in the filing of company annual reports. Click here for more information
No matter whether you are a brand new business owner needing help getting your
business off the ground or an established business looking to get to the next level,
I want you to have access to as many useful resources as possible to help you succeed — including our New Business Checklist.
Our Rural RISE NC initiative connects you with mentors, business counselors,
funding sources, and more — within your community and beyond. Even better, many of these resources are free.
Please invest the time to review and engage with these professional resources.
I am confident they can help you reach your goals.
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