The SBTDC's State of Small Business Blog

  • The World’s Largest Opportunity for Small Business: The U.S. Government Aug 24, 2020The Federal Government is the world’s largest buyer of goods and services. Last year, nearly $5 billion were awarded to businesses located in North Carolina. Forty three percent of those dollars were awarded to North Carolina’s small businesses. The panel session will include the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, North Carolina Military Business Center, and the ... Read more »
  • Opening Doors to Government Contracting; An Introduction for Small Businesses Aug 24, 2020An introduction to government contracting: How to understand federal, state, and local government contracting processes, complete required registrations and certifications, and how to locate opportunities. Click here to register: Speaker(s): Scott Barker, MS, MA Government Procurement Counselor | VA Verification Counselor Procurement Technical Assistance Center Facilitated by Roanoke Chowan Community College Small Business Center Read more »
  • Strategic Partners: Why and How to Cultivate Them – Virtual Session Aug 18, 2020Which would you prefer: To search out clients one at a time, or have a steady stream of prospects knocking on your door? A no-brainer, right? Then you need to learn how to identify and nurture relationships with a handful of strategic partners –people with skills or products that complement yours and who will refer ... Read more »
  • Taking the Leap – Starting your business in 4 weeks | Online Aug 14, 2020 CLASSES WILL BE CONDUCTED ONLINE SIMULTANEOUSLY ACROSS SIX NC CITIES Asheville, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Greenville, Wilmington, Triad In this FREE four week long cohort, participants will learn about different aspects of starting a business, including identifying potential markets, writing a business plan, running the finances of a business and marketing a business. You’ll work with mentors and ... Read more »
  • Financing Seminar: Show me the money Aug 3, 2020Join us for an engaging and educational discussion on what a business needs to know before they apply for financing.  Learn what is needed for a successful application, why the information is needed, and advice and tips from small business owners that have firsthand experience and understand the frustrations from a business owner’s viewpoint.  The ... Read more »
  • Digital Marketing: Marketing Post COVID-19 Aug 3, 2020With the new normal of social distancing in place, people are online more than ever. How do you leverage more traffic to social networks, more orders online, and thousands of hours of video being watched on the internet every day? Learn the top digital marketing strategies that will help your business grow during the COVID-19 ... Read more »

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