Business Assistance

Last updated Aug. 14, 2014 - 8:17 am
Business Assistance

Starting a new business requires a great deal of preparation, from creating your business plan to selecting your business site and everything in between. Business owners face challenges that include: navigating the city permitting process, securing financing, deciding how and where to expand, and addressing issues related to attracting and retaining quality employees. The City of Raleigh together with the state and local resources can help new business owners get started.

New Businesses

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  • Starting a New Business
  • Business Licenses
  • Business Resource Guide - "Businesses are key to Raleigh's economy, I know first-hand how challenging starting a new business can be. This guide provides the information small business owners need to help make starting or growing their business a success." - Mayor McFarlane

Small Disadvantaged Minority and Women Owned Businesses

The City has a business assistance program designed for certain businesses, which includes:

  • Annual Small Business Expo
  • Outreach Session Events
  • Training Sessions
  • Vendor Directory
Learn more about the SDMWOB Program

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