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Entrepreneur and small business development are vital to the success of economic development for Zebulon and Wake County. We believe that entrepreneurs are a crucial part of continued growth for a thriving community and economy.  The investments they create are immeasurable.

Our economic system is based upon free enterprise and the open door of opportunity for each person to take the risk, follow a dream, and open his/her own business. The enclosed information is designed to answer many of the questions that arise when beginning the process of opening a new business.

Owning and operating a business requires dedication, patience, a variety of skills, and of course, investments. The Chamber has worked to gather information to support the desire of entrepreneurs to follow their dreams.  Please take the time to visit the sites below and use them to your advantage.  Knowing how to prepare for the challenges of opening your own business and knowing yourself is imperative to the success of your business.

In the event this information leads to additional questions, please contact the Chamber. We will be happy to assist you!

We ask for your help in identifying additional information that should be added to this page.  Share your suggestions! The more information we can provide, the better we may assist you and the entrepreneurs who follow.


The following websites provide extensive information on starting and managing your business.

The Town of Zebulon’s Planning Department has a detailed document on starting a business in the area. For more on the required business registration form, visit the Planning Department page on the Town website.

Business Link North Carolina or BLNC

Small Company Offering Registration or SCOR

Small Business Administration or SBA