The SBTDC's State of Small Business Blog

  • The Government Purchase Card – Quick and Easy Access to Government Sales Sep 3, 2020By: GCAP Advisor James Chestnut In a recent interaction with a client both of us determined that their product, trophies and plaques, was not conducive with Government contracting in general. In doing a deeper dive into their business we did make the discovery that they were getting some business from a local military base but on ...Read more »
  • Restaurant Roundtable – Best Practices for Surviving and Thriving: Communication and Partnerships Aug 26, 2020Two months into the pandemic, 40 percent of America’s restaurants were shuttered and 8 million employees out of work-three times the job losses seen by any other industry. Join us for an interactive roundtable to share best practices regionally of how restaurants are surviving and thriving, with a focus on communication and partnership strategies. Discussion topics ...Read more »
  • 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 CenterRead 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 »

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