Scotland County Business Academy
Welcome to Scotland County Business Academy .Com. This website aims to help anyone who wants to start a business in Scotland County, North Carolina. We're not affiliated with any government agency or educational institution. We don't have any products or services to sell you. We just want to see more small businesses and more economic growth here. So let's get started!
Why Start a Small Business in Scotland County?
Scotland County is the smallest county in North Carolina, but we're rich in history and full of Southern charm. Located in the Sandhills region, Scotland County is less than 100 miles away from the Charlotte and Raleigh metro areas.
The state of North Carolina is often cited as one of the best places to live and work. Scotland County has a strong work force, low costs of doing business, and a growing business community. The recreational opportunities and scenery are both outstanding.
Also, we're building the Small Business Innovation Center to attract entrepreneurs and startups. There will be plenty of office space and classrooms offering training and seminars on entrepreneurship.
Starting a Business in Scotland County
If you're going to operate your business as a sole proprietorship or general partnership, contact the Scotland County Register of Deeds office. They're open from 8 A.M. until 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. You can call them at 910-277-2577.
If you plan on forming a Corporation, LLC, Limited Partnership, or LLP, you can contact the Corporations Division of the North Carolina Secretary of State. Their phone number is 919-807-2225.
Laurinburg/Scotland County Area Chamber of Commerce - Our local chamber provides assistance to the Scotland County business community.
General Resources for Starting a Small Business
There are plenty of helpful websites and resources in our area that can help you start or grow your business.
The Small Business - A website with numerous articles offering help on a wide range of small business topics. Everything from How to Become an Entrepreneur to Direct Mail Marketing and Small Business Tax Help.
Fox Small Business - For small business news and coverage of events and policies that affect small businesses.
Entrepreneur - Entrepreneur highlights business opportunities and provides helpful articles with advice on starting a new business or growing an established one.