Registering

Getting the necessary permits and licences is essential in order to get your business going. Read below to make sure you know what it takes to legally operate.

Registering Your Business Name

The first step in registering your business is picking a name and making sure it isn’t already taken. You can check here to learn more https://sosnc.gov/search/index/corp.


Federal Registration

There are also several tax-related IDs to register for. If you will be hiring employees or forming a partnership or corporation, you need to apply for an Employer Identification Number (EID) (https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/apply-for-an-employer-identification-number-ein-online).


North Carolina Registration

You also need to register with the NC Department of revenue (https://eservices.dor.nc.gov/ncbusreg/).


Additional Resources

Once your business permits and licenses have been approved, you still have to have certain posters up in your business all of the time https://www.labor.nc.gov/safety-and-health/publications/state-and-federal-workplace-poster-requirements.