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April 13, 2016
27 Finalists competing at 15th annual Charlotte Venture Challenge

27 finalists competing at 15th annual Charlotte Venture Challenge The 15th annual Charlotte Venture Challenge, which will be held, Tuesday, April 19, at the North Carolina Research Ca…


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September 8, 2016
NC IDEA Foundation Awards Grant to Expand Ventureprise Launch

Ventureprise was named by the NC IDEA Foundation (www.ncidea.org) as a recipient of one of its first nine grants to North Carolina organizations that support entrepreneurs and promote entrepreneurship. 


Reference Links

Offices to Contact When Starting a Business

NC Department of the Secretary of State
2 South Salisbury Street ▪ Raleigh, NC 27601
www.secstate.state.nc.us ▪ 919.807.2000
Reason: To form a corporation or LLC.

Local Business (or Privilege) License
700 N. Tryon St. ▪ Charlotte, NC 28202 ▪ 704.336.6315
Reason: All businesses must obtain a license to conduct business in Mecklenburg County.

Internal Revenue Service
Reason: To obtain a Federal I.D. Number.

NC Department of Revenue
500 W. Trade St. ▪ Charlotte, NC 28202 ▪ 704.342.6121
Reason: To obtain a state sales tax number for the purpose of tracking sales tax, a state privilege license.

NC Employment Security Commission
500 W. Trade St. ▪ Charlotte, NC 28202 ▪ 704.342.6121
Reason: To ensure that you are properly reporting wages for unemployment insurance purposes.

Register of Deeds
720 E. Fourth St. ▪ Charlotte, NC 28202 ▪ 704.336.2443
Reason: To register an assumed name.

Personal Property Division / Business Listing Department
700 W. Stonewall St. ▪ Charlotte, NC 28202 ▪ 704.336.6382
Reason: All businesses must list property for personal property tax in January each year.

Zoning Department
700 N. Tryon St. ▪ Charlotte, NC 28202 ▪ 704.336.3569
Reason: To determine conformity with applicable zoning regulations. All businesses must meet these standards for each type of business being conducted.

City Fire Inspections
411 Beaumont Ave. ▪ Charlotte, NC 28204 ▪ 704.336.2101
Reason: Businesses need fire inspections to assure compliance with fire codes. For businesses located outside the home and inside Charlotte city limits.
Note: Food-related businesses have additional requirements.


Business Innovation and Growth Council
www.bigcouncil.com ▪ 704.358.3135

Centralina Development Corporation
centralinacapital.com ▪ 704.373.1233

Entrepreneurial Leadership Circle

Entrepreneurial Organization of Charlotte

Inventors Network of Carolinas
www.inotc.org ▪ 704.896.8867

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
www.nawbo.org ▪ 704.367.3454

UNC Charlotte Belk College of Business
www.belkcollege.uncc.edu ▪ 704.687.2165


CPCC Institute for Entrepreneurship
www.cpcc.edu/sbc ▪ 704.330.6736
1112 Charlottestown Ave ▪ Charlotte, NC▪28204

Charlotte SCORE
www.charlotte.score.org ▪ 704.344.6576
6302 Fairview Rd. ▪ Charlotte, NC 28262

Gaston Small Business Center
Gaston College ▪ startabiz.gaston.edu

Rowan Cabarrus Small Business Center
https://www.rccc.edu/sbc/ ▪ 704.216.3534
660 Concord Pkwy N ▪ Concord, NC 28027

Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
www.sbtdc.org ▪ 704.687.0440
9201 University City Blvd., Ste. 252▪Charlotte, NC 28223


www.ventureprise.org ▪ 704.687.0900
PORTAL Building, Suite 252 ▪ Charlotte, NC 28223
Physical Address:  9319 Robert D. Snyder Rd.                                                                 Mailing Address:  9201 University City Blvd.

Packard Place
www.packardplace.us ▪ 704-248-5660
222 S. Church St. ▪ Charlotte, NC


Charlotte Venture Challenge
www.charlotteventurechallenge.com ▪ 704-250-5753


Charlotte Angel Fund