Small Business Startup Roadmaps

Guides to help you get your business started

Ready to start your new business in Raleigh?  Let us help! 

We’ve created Startup Roadmaps, which are personalized guides to starting a business based on the type of business you want to open. The step-by-step instructions will take you from registering your business name to opening day. 

Explore the startup roadmaps below:

More small business startup roadmaps are coming soon! For updates and to be notified when additional roadmaps are released, subscribe to the Economic Development and Innovation News + Events email list.


Information is provided as-is and is not intended to constitute legal or other professional guidance from the City. Anyone considering starting their own business is encouraged to seek guidance from licensed professionals such as attorneys, accountants, and tax advisors.



Jocelyn Sanchez
Small Business and Workforce Development Coordinator


Lead Department:
Housing and Neighborhoods
Service Categories:
Small Business