Business Resources and Assistance
A healthy, collaborative and streamlined business climate for businesses of all sizes and entrepreneurs of all types - that's what the Business Coalition of Rockingham County is all about. Most people have heard the old saying, "the whole is greater than the sum of the individual parts". In Rockingham County, we're putting that to action. By working together, our partner agencies are enhancing the economic development system by providing efficient access to information, relationships and technology. Whether starting, growing or moving a company, we are here to help you succeed. Let's grow Rockingham County together!
Technology is a key to business success whether you are starting a business, growing a business, or increasing your competitive edge. Buyers now come from all over the world, not just down the street. Consumers want your products their way, and they want them now. At the Rockingham County Business & Technology Center, we help entrepreneurs learn how to plan, start and grow businesses, while making sure they understand how to use technology to be competitive in today's global marketplace. In Rockingham County we know how to compete. Let us help you figure out how!
RCC Small Business Center http://www.rockinghamcc.edu
The Small Business Center (SBC) provides a range of services to small business owners, business and industry, prospective owners, and anyone who is determined to be a more successful and fulfilled person.
The SBC delivers technical and managerial assistance to businesses prospective owners through more accessible and better information, education and training, and counseling and referral.
Local Resources :
- Chamber of Commerce: The Chambers work for your business through education, networking, legislative issues affecting business, newsletter and a wide variety of other benefits. To become a member or learn more about this dynamic business building organization call or email:
- City Government: To obtain a Privilege License and to determine if other local licenses are required, contact the local Business License Section of the Collections Division of the city in which your business is located:
Reidsville (336) 349-1057 www.ci.reidsville.nc.us
Eden (336) 623-2110 www.ci.eden.nc.us
Madison (336) 427-0221
Mayodan (336) 427-0241 www.townofmayodan.com
Stoneville (336) 573-9393 www.town.stoneville.nc.us
Wentworth (336) 342-6288 www.townofwentworth.com
- Economic Development: Economic Development manages downtown revitalization programs, promotes local business development and advises on availability of business locations and local commercial opportunities:
Eden Business Dev.
Reidsville Econ. Dev.
Reidsville Downtown Corp
County Resources :
- Register New Business: To register your business in Rockingham County , contact the Register of Deeds Office for a Certificate of Assumed Name or the County Tax Department to determine if your business requires a Schedule B Privilege License:
Register of Deeds
- Economic Development & Tourism: The Partnership provides a full range of services to recruit new businesses and industries, assist existing industries with retention and expansion, and promote tourism throughout Rockingham County :
New & Existing Business
- Business Counseling and Training: To obtain advice on how to start a business, training with tools to help you operate your business as well as ongoing business counseling with a business coach, contact the RC Business & Technology Center or the Small Business Center at Rockingham Community College :
Business & Technology Ctr
Small Business Center
- Technology Support: To obtain assistance in information technology, e-business and communications infrastructure:
Business & Technology Ctr
- Food Business Support: To obtain assistance with determining the facility, equipment and food handling requirements associated with starting a food business, contact:
Rockingham County Dept. of Environmental Health
North Carolina State Resources:
- Small Business & Technology Development Center: The SBTDC focuses on providing management counseling to existing, high-growth and start-up businesses. For a free local consultation contact:
- Secretary of State: The Secretary of State provides forms, fee schedules and guidelines for non-profit and for-profit businesses that wish to become incorporated in the State of North Carolina. If your business is already incorporated in North Carolina , you can contact them to learn how to file annual report information:
SOS Corporations Division
- Department of Commerce: To determine if your business needs a license or permit in the State of North Carolina or to obtain one-on-one counseling and referrals to other state agencies and business resources call:
Piedmont Triad Regional Office
Withholding, Sales & Use
NC State Privilege License
- Employment Security Commission: If you will be hiring anyone for your business, you must apply with the ESC for an Unemployment Insurance Tax Account. You can download the form and instructions at http://www.ncesc.com/business/downloads/downloadmain.asp or contact Raleigh , NC ESC with questions:
- Industrial Commission: Businesses that employ 3 or more are required to provide workman's compensation coverage:
- Alcohol Law Enforcement: If you are serving or selling alcoholic beverages in the course of doing business, you must contact the following:
- NC State Industrial Extension Service : Provides business support focused in the areas of lean enterprise, quality initiatives such as ISO management systems and Six Sigma, energy audits, health and safety management as well as the extensive resources available within the University.
- Internal Revenue Service: Sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations and organizations are required to file federal tax reports. Employers are typically responsible for three types of federal collections and payments: 1) Income tax withheld from employees wages, 2) (FICA) Social Security Tax and 3) (FUTA) Federal Unemployment Tax. For information on federal tax regulations call:
IRS for Businesses
- Immigration and Naturalization Service: Every employer must have an eligibility Verification Form (I-9) completed and on file for each employee. Download the form at http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf or call for answers to questions at:
Customer Service Center
- Department of Labor: Minimum wage is currently $6.15 effective January 1, 2007. For additional information on covered employees, child labor, training, wages, tipped employees, polygraph testing, substance abuse, or hiring and firing contact:
Wage and Hourly Div.