Here are some resources that we think can be valuable to small business owners in Ashe County. If you don’t find what you need here, then please contact us and we will help you locate information that can help you run your small business.

Ashe County Chamber of Commerce

A good source for a wide variety of information for local businesses.

North Carolina Small Business Guide
A detailed guide about starting and running a business in NC.

NC Small Business Center Network
A collection of resources about starting and operating a small business in NC from the NC Community College System.

NC Thrive
Information about starting and growing a business in North Carolina from the NC Department of Commerce.

A collection of information relevant to small businesses from SCORE, a national organization that provides consulting to small businesses.

Small Business Administration
Detailed information about starting and running a business.

Money Magazine Small Business Resources
Information and assistance complied by Money Magazine.

Tax Information from the IRS
Here is detailed tax information, including forms, for small businesses.

Business Plan Template
This is a useful template for a business plan from the Small Business Administration.

Ashe County Library in West Jefferson
There is a broad range of business publications, guides and reference materials located on the 2nd floor.

Business Insurance
An informative Guide for Small Business


Our consultants select a few articles that we think will be useful for small business owners. These are short and to the point because we know small business owners are always pressed for time. Think about this section as a Quick Reference Library.

Why Small Businesses Fail
This article written by a small business owner describes the top 10 reasons small businesses fail. You are more likely to be successful if you avoid these common mistakes.