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February 3, 2017
Ventureprise Announces 2018 Charlotte Venture Challenge for May 1st

Keynote speaker Thom Ruhe, NC IDEA FOUNDATION President & CEO, will share his insight on NC IDEA's strategic funding direction and the state of North Carolina entrepreneurship.  The May 1st program will introduce a "new, interactive formate that focuses on prom…


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Offices to Contact When Starting a Business

NC Department of the Secretary of State
2 South Salisbury Street ▪ Raleigh, NC 27601 ▪ 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 ▪ 704.358.3135

Centralina Development Corporation ▪ 704.373.1233

Entrepreneurial Leadership Circle

Entrepreneurial Organization of Charlotte

Inventors Network of Carolinas ▪ 704.896.8867

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) ▪ 704.367.3454

UNC Charlotte Belk College of Business ▪ 704.687.2165


CPCC Institute for Entrepreneurship ▪ 704.330.6736
1112 Charlottestown Ave ▪ Charlotte, NC▪28204

Charlotte SCORE ▪ 704.344.6576
6302 Fairview Rd. ▪ Charlotte, NC 28262

Gaston Small Business Center
Gaston College ▪

Rowan Cabarrus Small Business Center ▪ 704.216.3534
660 Concord Pkwy N ▪ Concord, NC 28027

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


Ventureprise ▪ 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 ▪ 704-248-5660
222 S. Church St. ▪ Charlotte, NC


Charlotte Venture Challenge ▪ 704-250-5753


Charlotte Angel Fund