Here in Garner, small business is big business. Whether you are looking to begin a new enterprise or are already in operation, our staff is here to help you. There are numerous resources available to startups as well as existing small businesses. If you are starting a new business is Garner, begin by reviewing our Starting a Business in Garner Guide (tap or click image for English version; see link below for Spanish).
Small Business Resources
Business Link of North Carolina
A division of the Economic Development Partnership of NC (EDPNC). It offers a central source for consultations, information and referrals—just the help you need to tap into all the state has to offer.
CED (Council for Entrepreneurial Development)
The largest entrepreneurial support organization of its kind in the U.S. It promotes high-growth, high-impact companies and the entrepreneurial culture of the region and state.
Garner Chamber of Commerce
The Garner Chamber of Commerce is an active organization made up of nearly 600 businesses and community groups. For more than 40 years, the Garner Chamber has worked to advance Garner's economic vitality and enhance the area's quality of life.
N.C. Department of Commerce
Offers a variety of services and resources to a variety of businesses.
N.C. LEAP (Lawyers for Entrepreneurs)
A program offered through the NC. Bar Association, gives entrepreneurs access to attorneys to answer legal questions regarding their enterprise.
N.C. Small Business and Technology Development Center
The state's leading resource for growing and developing businesses is a program of the University of North Carolina system and U.S. Small Business Administration partner.
Wake Tech Small Business Center
A state funded organization that offers confidential, one-on-one counseling along with seminars, workshops and classes at little or no cost.