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North Carolina has the best conditions for entrepreneurs planning to launch business in the Southeastern United States, offering the perfect balance of a favorable business tax climate, an affordable cost of living, and bustling urban areas.

In the interest of aiding budding entrepreneurs based in the Tarheel State, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to starting a business in North Carolina. We’ll guide you through each step in the process of launching a company, including drafting a business plan, choosing the right business entity, and registering your company with the state.

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Doing Business Locally

When starting a new business we also recommend you follow county and town regulations.  Each community is different and it is beneficial to know what to expect when opening or starting a business in Pender and Onslow Counties.  The links below provide information for county and town districts.  Incorporated communities include:

Town of Holly Ridge

Town of North Topsail Beach

Town of Surf City

Town of Topsail Beach

Businesses must adhere to County and Town regulations unless the prospective business location falls into an unincorporated area.  Unincorporated communities include Sneads Ferry of Onslow County and Hampstead of Pender County.

Onslow County Government

Pender County Government

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