Start A Business

If you are planning to start a business, we hope this page will assist you with links that are pertinent.

Resources for Starting a Business

Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina – main statewide agency for economic development

North Carolina Department of Commerce

Business Link North Carolina – a free service for anyone seeking to start a small business in North Carolina

Alamance Community College Small Business Center – offer confidential counseling for your specific needs, a wide range of online learning options, and workshops designed to help small businesses succeed.

North Carolina Services for Businesses

How to Start a Business in North Carolina

Piedmont Triad Regional Development Corporation  – the PTRDC has a business development fund that can help stimulate or expand your business project. For information on this fund, download the brochure here.

SBTDC – We provide management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses. Most of our services are free of charge, and all are confidential. By providing entrepreneurs with the tools they need to build and grow successful businesses, the SBTDC positively impacts NC’s economy.

Alcohol Permits

North Carolina Alcohol Beverage Control Commission

Town of Elon Alcohol Permits

Planning Permit Applications

The Town of Elon works with Alamance County for building permits and inspections. Please follow this link to obtain permits for commercial and residential construction projects.  The planning director must sign your permit as the zoning official before submitting to Alamance County.

Are you looking to film a movie or TV series in North Carolina? Check out the North Carolina Film Office for information on filming in North Carolina.