Small Business Resources

The Halifax County Economic Development Commission recognizes the significant positive impact that small businesses and entrepreneurs have on our local economy. Whether you are looking to expand, relocate, or are just starting out, we want to help your business reach its fullest potential. We offer helpful information, links, and contact information that will guide you along your path to business success in Halifax County. 

The following links offer resources for researching and defining your business strategies, skills and risk-tolerance, along with your industry, market and product. These websites also offer links to additional information and support for your efforts.

Business Start Up & Resources Guide by the NC Small Business & Technology Development Center

NEW!  Resources for Rural Entrepreneurs – The US Department of Agriculture, Rural Development just released a resource guide to help rural Americans start and grow a business and create good-paying jobs in their communities.  The guide features information on how rural entrepreneurs can use USDA and other Federal programs to access financing and other assistance to help start and expand a businesses.

Business Plan Template for a Start-Up Business – This template includes instructions for each section of a business plan and corresponding fillable worksheets. Once you complete the worksheets, you will have a basic business plan for your business.

Sample business plan for just about every category of business. 

Evaluating a business idea by Maryville University.

Small Business Center at Halifax Community College – This center will help establish and expand business by providing a variety of technical assistance programs and tools.

The Institute – Minority Business Development Agency – The Institute helps small businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans and people with disabilities start and grow—from one-on-one assistance, training, knowledge, networks, and solutions that help to create diverse, globally competitive businesses.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) –  SBA offers a wealth of programs and services to start, grow and succeed in business.

NC Secretary of State – Business registration information including choosing a name, registering your business, forms and fees, and much more.

We look forward to helping you start and grow your business in Halifax County.

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