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Small Business Support

  • Biotechnology Center Business and Technology Development Program - Serves North Carolina biosciences companies through various programs, including angel funds and venture capital resources in NC.
  • Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) - One-stop resource to access an array or programs and services available to support your business in NC.
  • Council for Entrepreneurial Development - Provides education, mentoring and capital formation resources to new and existing high-growth entrepreneurs through annual conferences, seminars, workshops and programs on entrepreneurial management and finance.
  • iBridge - Provides a pathway for entrepreneurs to access university innovations. University researchers can post their innovations and entrepreneurs can search the site to find potential partners for collaboration.
  • NC Board of Science and Technology - Encourages, promotes, and supports scientific, engineering, and industrial research applications in North Carolina.
  • NC Open Book - Includes a searchable database of approximately 2500 state contracts and over 5000 grants. This data represents those contracts and grants currently available for a searchable database.
  • Business USA - Provides access to Federal, state, and local resources that helps business owners successfully start and operate, and remain in compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Small Business Administration (North Carolina District) - The NC District Office is responsible for assisting North Carolina in their financing needs as well as offering training and information about loans, grants, bonds and other financial assistance.
  • Small Business and Technology Development Center - Provides that vital connection between the multi-campus University system and small to mid-sized businesses across the state. The SBTDC is committed to providing knowledge, education and other supportive resources that enable existing businesses, emerging entrepreneurs and local/state leaders to innovate and succeed.
  • Small Business Center Network - Supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses by being a community-based provider of training, counseling and resource information. A Small Business Center is located within 30 minutes of nearly everyone in the state at the local Community College.