Online Learning

Starting Your Business

Module 1 – Increase Your Chances of Success

This module will help you assess yourself as a potential business owner and determine the feasibility of your business idea. It also looks at three approaches to going into business – starting a business, buying a franchise, and buying a business.

Module 2 – Business Planning

This module will help you with your business plan. It discusses reasons to develop a plan, what to include (executive summary, company information, product/service, HR, marketing, operations, and financial plans), and tips for writing a successful plan.

Module 3 – Funding Options for Your Business

This module describes potential funding options (including family & friends, angel investors, loans, specialized grants, local sources), and what the various financing sources look for from the individuals / businesses they fund.

SBIR / STTR Topics

SBIR / STTR Basics

This video describes the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs, including definitions, eligibility, solicitations, proposal process, benefits, and assistance available from the SBTDC.

2022 One North Carolina Small Business Program

Learn about the 2022 One North Carolina Small Business Program which consists of SBIR / STTR Phase I Incentive Fund and Matching Fund Programs that provide early stage companies with important gap funding. This video will help you understand if you are eligible, how to apply, and when you might receive funding.

Additional Online Learning Opportunities

SBA Learning Platform

SBA’s online learning programs are designed to empower and educate small business owners every step of the way.

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