Resources for Small Businesses and Startups

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Do you want to start a business?

Do you want to grow your business and need help or advice?

Check out these resources.

Small Business Center at SPCC (

The Small Business Center (SBC) at South Piedmont Community College (SPCC) is part of a statewide network dedicated to supporting you as a hopeful entrepreneur or current small business owner. They offer free seminars, resource information, referrals and confidential counseling to help your small business thrive.


SCORE relies heavily on volunteers — experienced business men and women who are willing to spend time with, and offer advice to, others. The main mission of SCORE is to connect these volunteer mentors with new entrepreneurs and business owners who might benefit from an experienced ear and actionable advice. Visit the website above, scan the code, or call them at (704)344-6576 to be connected with a local mentor.

Starting a Business in NC – from (

Starting a business involves planning, making key decisions and completing a series of legal steps. maintains this site to help you get your business off the ground. The site includes information on business registration, taxes, licensing, and much more.

US Small Business Administration (

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is the federal agency that administers business loans and grants. The SBA provides free business planning and budgeting templates, along with loans for purposes such including general small business loans for new companies in specific niches, disaster loans to help at-need businesses get through disaster recovery, and expansion loans to help businesses grow.

Start a Business – EDPNC (

EDPNC (Economic Development Partnership) Small Business Advisors is a free service that works in partnership with the NC Department of Commerce. They offer assistance to people interested in starting a business, small business owners in need of general support, and entrepreneurs interested in moving to North Carolina. • (704)289-4567

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