North Carolina is home to more than 800,000 small businesses and they are a critical part of our communities and local economies.  Small businesses employ 1.5 million workers in our state.  To assist the interests of entrepreneurs and small business owners, Northampton County partners with other groups and organizations in supporting small business owners.  That support includes the basics critical to success.

Business Planning:  Certainly a business plan is essential if you're thinking of starting a business. It is also an important tool for established businesses --- for securing financing, to effective management and to earning profits. Please contact one of our partners below for assistance in developing a dynamic business plan to ensure and demonstrate that your business is on a solid foundation.

Halifax Community College Small Business Center
Roanoke Chowan Community College Small Business Center
Carolina Small Business Center

Financing and Financial Management:  Whether you’re just getting started or have been growing your company for years, the right small business financing can truly take you to the next level.  It’s great if you can bootstrap your startup using your own cash, but that’s often not a reality for many business owners.  Please review the information below for  information on financing options which may be valuable to your business development interests.

Carolina Small Business Center
North Carolina Small Business & Technology Development Center
Northampton County Revolving Loan Fund

Want more information on how to start a business?  The State of North Carolina provides some valuable online resources that may help get you pointed in the right direction.

State of North Carolina