Small Business Resources
Small business resource guide
Wake County Economic Development and the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce have created a resource guide for small business owners in the Triangle. To download the Small Business Resource Guide, please click here.
Business Link North Carolina
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 (FTCC).
Website | 703.217.3127
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
Works with individuals starting or expanding a small business with connections to capital along with coaching and business planning. Provides micro-enterprise loans, disaster recovery loans, and other lending programs.
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
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
- American Indian Chamber of Commerce of North Carolina
- 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
- Town of Chapel Hill Economic Development
- 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