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

Could your business benefit from renew phase business counseling?

Businesses in the renew phase may need assistance managing challenges and adapting to new circumstances. You may feel that there are no more customers to reach or not enough hours in the day. Or perhaps your business has experienced a natural disaster beyond your control.

Your business may benefit from renew phase business counseling if all or most of the following apply:

  • You’ve been in business 10+ years. 
  • Your sales have plateaued or even decreased. 
  • You’ve noticed a change in the economic or market landscape that is affecting your business.
  • Your competition is growing at a faster rate than you are. 
  • Your company has grown enough to draw the attention of your competition.
  • You have not made any changes within your company in the last five to six years. 
  • You are feeling “burned out” or complacent, and you’re struggling to innovate.
  • You’ve recently lost key customers or key employees. 
  • Your business has experienced a disaster beyond your control (e.g. hurricane, fire, flood).

When bringing your company back to life, refocus on the right products, right team, right customers, and look for the low-hanging fruit.

SBTDC Business Renew Counseling Services

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.

View the guide

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.

View The Guide

Is Your Business Surviving, Sustaining Or Scaling?

Crises have a knack for exposing existing problems in businesses. Before the work can begin on fixing those problems, you first need to evaluate where your business currently falls and what you can do to progress through the stages.

View The Guide


“I was project-driven, but I didn’t understand I needed to check the balance sheets fully, or the P&Ls, or have systems set up to work on that, even understanding simple business principles. That’s where the SBTDC’s been able to help.”

client photo

Explore The Life Cycle

Ready to take the next step?

Find Your Local Office