Small Business Resources

Entrepreneurs and small businesses are widely heralded as key components in fueling local economies in the 21st century. We, at Ashe County Economic Development, agree with this assertion and strive to provide the tools needed by entrepreneurs and small business. Whether you are just starting a business or business idea, or are an established business, we would enjoy working with you to help your company grow. Business planning and assistance for new and already existing companies are available through a number of entities in the County. You can find more information about those services on the Technical Assistance page. For information on funding a small business or start-up visit our Funding page. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with your questions using the contact information below or by going to the Contact Us page.

U.S. Small Business Administration's 10 Steps to Starting A Business
(click on each step for guidance and information)

  1. Write a Business Plan

  2. Get Business Assistance & Training

  3. Choose a Business Location

  4. Finance your Business

  5. Determine the Legal Structure of Your Business

  6. Register a Business Name

  7. Get a Tax Identification Number

  8. Register for State & Local Taxes

  9. Obtain Business Licenses & Permits

  10. Understand Employer Responsibilities