The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) provides management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses and promising startups. Most of our services are free of charge and all are confidential. By providing entrepreneurs with the tools they need to build and grow successful businesses, the SBTDC positively impacts the local and statewide North Carolina economy.

Starting a Business

Are you considering starting a business, but aren’t sure where to begin? Do you have questions like: Where do I get funding? How do I write a business plan? Are any licenses or permits needed?

The SBTDC offers several tools and services to help you start your business, including comprehensive business planning, financing assistance, and direct links to valuable resources.

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Financing Assistance

Need financing to grow your business, launch a new product, or get through a rough patch? Wondering how to analyze your company’s financial records and improve your overall financial position? Need to better manage inventory, receivables, cash flow?

Highly trained SBTDC counselors provide comprehensive financial analysis and access to a wide range of capital opportunities.

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Marketing & Research

Do you need help defining or exploring your target market? Is your business ready to expand into new geographies, customer segments, or product/industry markets?

The better the information you have, the greater chance you have of outperforming your competitors. The SBTDC offers detailed market research services for existing and startup small and mid-sized businesses.

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Strategy & Performance

Have a strategic plan that’s just sitting on the shelf? Want your employees to understand your business better? Need to energize your management team and get everyone headed in the right direction?

The SBTDC offers an array of no-cost strategy and growth development services designed to support CEOs of small to mid-sized businesses with 10 to 200 employees.

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Government Contracting

Are you looking to improve your business’s competitiveness, profitability, and overall success through federal, state and local government contracting?

The SBTDC’s team of Certified Procurement Professionals offers trusted advice and technical assistance to procurement-ready small and mid-sized business owners and their managers.

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Technology Commercialization

Are you a researcher, innovator, or tech business owner? Do you need help navigating SBIR and STTR funding opportunities?

The SBTDC provides specialized services to businesses looking to advance, protect, and commercialize their research, innovations, and new technology.

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International Business

Is your business ready to expand to global markets?

Our International Business Development (IBD) counselors are highly trained, Certified Global Business Professionals (CGBP) with extensive experience. Our goal is to provide export-related guidance to small and mid-sized businesses, enhancing their export success.

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