Our highly trained business counselors work with businesses in every phase of the business life cycle, from launch to growth to exit planning.

Is your business ready for growth phase business counseling?

In the growth phase, your sales and revenue are increasing, but you may feel overworked, need more staff with specific know-how, or need help delegating tasks. Your business is in the growth phase if all or most of the following apply:

  • You’ve been in business 2-4 years.
  • You have 1-9 employees (or potentially more).
  • Your sales and revenue are increasing.
  • You don’t yet have a management team but will need upper-level help soon.
  • You’re indispensable to every aspect of the business.
  • Your business is successful overall.

On average, SBTDC clients saw 13.3% employment growth and 28.3% sales growth from 2021-22 compared to a North Carolina average of 4.2% employment growth and 10% sales growth in the same period. 1

SBTDC Business Growth Counseling Services

Most businesses die of indigestion, not starvation. We can help you manage your business’s growth the right way.

Digital Marketing Guide

The SBTDC’s Digital Marketing Guide is designed to help businesses get started with digital marketing. It takes a holistic approach, starting with strategy and then considering various tactics.

The Digital Marketing Guide also includes worksheets and other tools to help businesses with their process.

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Capital Opportunities for Small Businesses

This guide serves as a resource for individuals seeking start-up financing, businesses hunting for expansion capital, and organizations that aid small businesses in obtaining financing in North Carolina.

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“The SBTDC has helped with the growth aspect and with the financing and everything. It’s like an engine, it’s all moving parts.”

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