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How to Start A Business When You Have a Full Time Job

You want to start a business. But you have a full-time job. Where do you go from here? First, congratulations! You’re in great company. Most successful entrepreneurs have launched a business while working full-time. Sara Blakley, the founder of Spanx,... Read More

10 FAQs About Starting A Business in Charlotte

When it comes to starting and growing a business in Charlotte, North Carolina, there’s one thing that all entrepreneurs have in common: they all have questions. From creating a business plan to accessing financing to finding networking opportunities, small business... Read More

Where to Start When Applying for A Patent, Copyright or Trademark

You're full of great ideas, but the process of protecting a product or an idea can be rather complex. Even a simple of internet search for "how to get a patent" yields nearly 11 million results. 11 million. Where do you... Read More

How to Start a Business You Know Nothing About

Updated on: January 19th, 2017 So you want to start a business in a field you know nothing about. That’s how you ended up on this page, right? Or maybe you just landed here out of sheer curiosity. Either way, it’s... Read More

5 Fast Facts About Licensing & Permitting

If you’re starting a business in Mecklenburg County (and if you’ve landed on this page), you already know that you’ll need to undergo some sort of permitting process. Keep reading to learn more about this process and the resources available... Read More

5 Things You Never Knew About Creating A Business Plan

You have it all figured out. Maybe the idea for your business just came to you, or maybe it’s something you’ve been thinking about for years. Either way, you’ve decided to start your own business, so the hardest part is... Read More

Starting a New Business: Through the Eyes of Successful Entrepreneurs

  A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESS The recommendations provided below have been developed by several successful entrepreneurs, with whom CharlotteSCORE has worked over the past year. 5 “Must Do's” When Starting a New Business Connect with SCORE - wish... Read More

Meet the Women’s Business Center of NC!

The Women's Business Center of North Carolina (WBC) is an organization dedicated to providing guidance to women-owned businesses, advising and assisting them from start to growth. Their experts provide services like one-on-one business counseling, feedback for business plans, networking opportunities,... Read More