SBTDC at Appalachian State University

Our team of experienced professionals is here to help your small or mid-size business:

  • Make better, more informed decisions
  • Access sources of capital and financing
  • Evaluate and improve your financial performance
  • Explore new market opportunities
  • Improve leadership skills and employee performance

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Your Local SBTDC

We serve the counties of Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey.


“The biggest thing that [the SBTDC] helped us with was the actual financial plan within the business plan . . . dissecting those numbers and creating those assumptions. We didn’t have historical data; we’d never had a restaurant before. So we had to create a really solid financial plan to be able to approach somebody, whether it was an angel investor or a bank or whoever. We ended up going through a financial institution, and the SBTDC was a huge help, very instrumental in the financial plan for us.”

Ethan Herman, Local Roots & Provisions

Our Team

Anna Jackson

Interim Director

Evan Wooton

Business Counselor

Georges Neuenschwander

International Business Counselor

Justin Dues

Technology Counselor