Small Business Resources
Small business resource guide
Wake County Economic Development and the Raleigh Chamber have created a resource guide for small business owners in the Triangle. Download the Small Business Resource Guide here.
Business Link North Carolina
This organization provides free phone consultations to startups, small business owners in need of general support, and entrepreneurs interested in moving to the state.
Website | 800.228.8443
Carolinas Small Business Development Fund
A statewide nonprofit and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that lends to startups and existing businesses, with emphasis on businesses that have difficulty accessing financing through traditional lending sources. Also provides one-on-one assistance and business coaching, educational seminars, webinars, and training events.
Website | 919.803.1437
Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Center
CVMSDC promotes and facilitates business relationships between the public/private sector and certified minority-owned businesses in all of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Central, Eastern, and Western Virginia by certifying minority business enterprises (MBEs).
Website | 704.549.1000
Council for Entrepreneurial Development
CED connects entrepreneurial companies with high-value resources to accelerate business growth, including pairing entrepreneurial companies with a team of 3 – 4 mentors to help with major business challenges. CED also provides emerging North Carolina companies with connections to 250+ investors.
Website | 919.549.7500
NOrth carolina military business center
A business development entity of the North Carolina Community College System that leverages military and other federal business opportunities in North Carolina. Headquartered at Fayetteville Technical Community College.
Website | 703.217.3127
We support a strong and vibrant community by bringing together key stakeholders within our ecosystem—entrepreneurs, investors, and supporting organizations. Our main focus is to connect entrepreneurs to three core elements to fuel their growth—funding, talent, and opportunities.
Website | 919.664.7030
North Carolina Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses
Promotes economic opportunities for historically underutilized businesses in state government contracting and procurement.
Website | 919.807.2330
North Carolina Rural Center
The NC Rural Center’s mission is to develop, promote, and implement sound economic strategies to improve the quality of life of rural North Carolinians. We serve the state’s 80 rural counties, with a special focus on individuals with low to moderate incomes and communities with limited resources.
Website | 919.250.4314
Raleigh SCORE educates entrepreneurs and encourages the formation, growth, and success of small businesses by providing FREE counseling and low-cost educational workshops.
Website | 919.869.4151
SELF-HELP CREDIT UNION
Self-Help’s mission is to create and protect ownership and economic opportunity for all by providing responsible financial services; lending to individuals, small businesses and nonprofits; developing real estate; and promoting fair financial practices across North Carolina and the nation.
Website | 919.683.2000
Small Business and Technology Development Center
A business advisory resource for growing and developing businesses, the SBTDC provide services statewide from offices hosted by campuses of The University of North Carolina System on topics including planning, financial management, human resources, marketing, and operations. The SBTDC operates in formal partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Website | 919.715.7272
Wake Technical Community College Small Business Center
The Wake Tech Small Business Center (SBC) is a state-funded organization which is part of the Small Business Center Network of North Carolina (SBCN). The SBC provides small business owners with information they need for starting or expanding a small business through confidential, one-on-one counseling along with various seminars, workshops, and classes.
Website | 919.335.1019
The Women’s Business Center of NC
The WBC helps women-owned businesses start and grow with one-on-one business counseling, seminars and classes, certification assistance and review, loan package preparation assistance, business plan feedback, and more.
Website | 919.956.8889
Chambers of Commerce
Apex Chamber of Commerce 919.362.6456
Carolinas Asian-American Chamber of Commerce 866.937.2742
Cary Chamber of Commerce 919.467.1016
Chapel Hill/Carrboro Chamber of Commerce 919.967.7075
Durham Chamber of Commerce 919.328.8700
Greater Durham Black Chamber of Commerce 919.294.9441
Fuquay- Varina Chamber of Commerce 919.552.4947
Garner Chamber of Commerce 919.772.6440
Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce 919.732.8156
Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce 919.567.1796
Knightdale Chamber of Commerce 919.266.4603
Morrisville Chamber of Commerce 919.463.7150
North Carolina Chamber of Commerce 919.836.1400
North Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 919.782.8764
Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce 919.664.7000
Rolesville Chamber of Commerce 919.562.7069
Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce 919.556.8570
Wendell Chamber of Commerce 919. 365.6318
Zebulon Chamber of Commerce 919.269.6321
Local Economic Development Agencies
Apex Economic Development 919.362.6457
Cary Economic Development 919.319.4281
City of Durham Economic Development 919.560.4965
Fuquay- Varina Economic Development 919.753.1031
Holly Springs Economic Development 919.557.3906
Orange County Economic Development 919.245.2325
Raleigh Economic Development 919.996.2596
Wake County Economic Development 919.664.7000
Wake Forest Economic Development 919.435.9420
Zebulon Economic Development 919.269.6320