Do you want to do business in Asheville? Here's a list of important links for new businesses:

Agencies

  • Building, Zoning, and Occupancy Permits

Asheville Development Services Department                                      Ph:259 – 5846 *

Asheville Open Counter

http://openforbusiness.ashevillenc.gov/

 

  • Business Name as an Assumed Name (DBA)

Buncombe County Register of Deeds

(e-mail: register@buncombecounty.org)                                               Ph: 250 – 4300

 

  • Federal Taxes (irs.gov)

Income, Employee Withholding Tax & ID Number

IRS: Federal Building, Room 167                                                          Ph: (1–844) 545 – 5640

 

  • North Carolina Taxes (dornc.com)

Income, Sales, Withholding Tax, Employer ID Number

NC Dept. of Revenue, 2800 Heart Drive,

Ridgefield Business Center, Biltmore Square Mall                               Ph: 259 - 4000

  • Other Permits

Asheville Building, Zoning, ABC Permits                                  Ph: 259 - 5846

County Food Permits                                                                   Ph: 250 – 5016

NC Business License/Permits

(e-mail: blnc@edpnc.com)                                                          Ph: (800) 228 – 8443

Asheville Business License

  • Worker Compensation (see your insurance agent)
  • Minority Business Program

Asheville Office of Economic Development

(e-mail: bmills@ashevillenc.gov)                                                Ph: 259 - 8050

 

  • Personnel, OSHA, Wage and Hour

NC Department of Labor (Federal Building)                               Ph: 271 – 4288

 

  • Unemployment Insurance

NC Employment Security Commission (48 Grove Street)          Ph: 251 – 6200

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Services                                                                                                     

  • Accounting Services

Thomas Codington, PA(e-mail: tom@tlcpa.net)                         Ph: 684 – 6994

Crawley, Lee & Co. (e-mail: jennifer@crawleyleeandco.com)  Ph: 274 - 5524

Goldsmith, Molis & Gray(e-mail: sfoster@gmg-cpa.com)         Ph: 281 – 3161

  • Business Networking

Million Cups of Coffee(e-mail: info@ventureasheville.com)

Being in Business (www.meetup.com/being-in-business)

(e-mail: chris@chrisallenimages.com)

Meet the Geeks(e-mail: info@meetthegeeks.net)

  • Raising Capital

Asheville Angelswww.ventureasheville.com

Mountain BizWorks(e-mail: jill@mountainbizworks.org)          Ph: 253 – 2834

Self - Help Credit UnionPh: 255 – 0809

Carolina Small Business Development Fund

(Western Women’s Business Center)

(e-mail: tdennison@carolinasmallbusiness.org)                          Ph: 633 - 5065     

                                      

  • Co-Working

Mojo Co-working Ph: 398 – 1840

The Collider Ph: 254 - 6283

A-B Tech Small Business Incubator

(e-mail: sbcincubator@abtech.edu)                                                Ph: 398 - 7950

NC Small Business Technical Development Center AS

 

 

Small Business Administration (e-mail: steven.white@sba.gov)   Ph: 747 – 7727

 

Better Business Bureau   (e-mail: info@asheville.bbb.org)            Ph: 253 – 2392

 

  • Computer Repair

Sassy’s Computers(e-mail: sassys@sassys.com)                             Ph: 253 – 0853

Asheville Digital Lifestyle

(e-mail: jensen@ashevilledigitallifestyle.com)Ph: (1-828) 354-0371

One Click Fixwww.oneclickavl.com                                               Ph: 318 – 8558

Charlotte Street ComputersPh: 225 - 6600

 

  • Export

Carolinas Export Assistance Center

(e-mail: dan.holt@trade.gov)                                                          Ph: (704) 333-4886 ext 226

 

  • Graphics and Printing Services

Henco North                  Ph: 552 - 3671

  • Legal Services

Pisgah Legal Services(e-mail: ky@pisgahlegal.org)                       Ph: 253 – 0406

NC LEAP (NC Bar Association)(e-mail: ncleap@ncbar.org)         Ph: (800) 662 – 7407

McGuire, Wood & Bisette(e-mail: rcrandall@mwblawyers.com)   Ph: 254 - 8800

  • Website Design and Internet Marketing

Evolv, LLC (Steffi Rausch)(e-mail: steffi@evolv.com)                   Ph: 581 – 0190

Creative Original Online (Sarah Benoit)

(e-mail: ideas@creative-original.com)                                             Ph: 242 – 0277