Start/Expand a Business
In Moore County, you’ll find a robust and supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem to turn your new business ideas into reality or help your existing business thrive. We’re a Certified Entrepreneurial Community ®, which signifies our community is “entrepreneur-ready” with a strong network of organizations here to support you.
Launching a new business doesn’t have to be scary when we’re here to help you every step of the way. To get you started, there are several knowledgeable advisors who can provide free, confidential business counseling:
The Sandhills Entrepreneurial Engagement Network (SEEN) connects local entrepreneurs and small business owners to resources and assistance to help them start, sustain and grow their businesses. The dynamic and interactive Resource Navigator is a searchable database of local, regional, state and federal resource providers that offer entrepreneurs 24/7 access to the business support they need.
The Resource Navigator identifies local resource providers and those that serve Moore County. Input the filters on the left to narrow your search and find the specialized assistance you’re looking for.
Following these five steps can help you start your business off on the right foot:
A business plan translates your idea into a detailed written action plan. This document serves as a road map for achieving your business goals and is essential for securing funding from lenders and investors.
Once you’ve clarified your business plan, it’s time to identify how your business will be financed. There are various sources of capital available to help launch your business, fund daily operations and expand your business.
Choose a Business
Location matters! Now that you’ve chosen Moore County as the home for your business, there are several factors you’ll want to consider in selecting a building or a site for your business.
Choose a Business
Structure & Register
Your Business Name.
Before deciding on a structure for your business, it’s important to consult an attorney and/or accountant, as each option has unique legal and tax implications. If you plan to use an assumed business name (DBA), you will need to register it with the Moore County Register of Deeds office and the state of North Carolina.
& Tax Requirements.
Finally, there are several other steps you’ll need to take, including applying for state and federal Employer Identification Numbers (EIN), obtaining applicable licenses and permits, completing employer forms and meeting reporting deadlines and tax filing requirements.
MCEDP works closely with the Economic Development Partnership of NC (EDPNC), the NC Department of Commerce and the North Carolina’s Southeast Partnership (NCSE) to facilitate business development. These organizations and many others provide a wealth of resources to help launch new businesses and support business expansion.
Several state and local financial incentives may be available to eligible new and expanding businesses in Moore County.
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