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Small Business Resource Guide

Small businesses are a critical component of economic strength. Nash County is committed to helping existing businesses and budding entrepreneurs grow and thrive by connecting you with the resources you need to succeed.

If you need additional assistance or help finding a business location, contact us!

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Nash County Retail and Small Business Incentive Program

Nash County understands the need to support our local small businesses and has created a program to aid in the recruitment of new and expanding small businesses. This tool allows for broad development of small business to the county and provides incentives to existing small businesses for expansion. This program is funded annually on a first come first serve project basis and funds are eligible to be used as reimbursement for capital improvements made to real estate or infrastructure.


Please contact our offices for additional information 252-459-9868 and click here for the application.

Links to Resources

Nash County Tax Department: business property taxes

Nash County Planning & Zoning Department: permit application forms

Nash County Health Department: food and restaurant businesses

U.S. FDA: Food production

City of Rocky Mount: Documents and forms

Nash Community College Small Business Center: free business counseling, business plan format

U.S. Small Business Administration: business plan format, funding, federal and state ID numbers

Thread Capital: nonprofit resource for NC small businesses and entrepreneurs

North Carolina Small Business Center Network: variety of programs, services and resources to help start and grow your business. SBCN Training Classes