Obtaining capital can be difficult
We can help increase your chances of success.
We Bring Expert Financing Knowledge to Your Business
Several SBTDC counselors have specialized financing knowledge in the areas of business credit, real estate finance analysis, loan packaging procedures, negotiating and problem solving skills, and deal structuring techniques as a result of successfully completing the National Development Council’s (NDC) rigorous Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) Certification Program. These advanced competencies enhance the SBTDC’s capacity to help small to medium sized businesses secure capital to sustain growth.
The SBTDC specializes in helping businesses identify and prepare for:
- Traditional bank loans
- SBA-guaranteed loans
- Federal R&D and commercialization funding
- Equity capital investment, and
- International export financing.
The SBTDC does not administer loans, grants, or investment capital; but we can help you identify sources and increase the quality of our applications and proposals.
For a list and description of available sources of capital for North Carolina businesses, view or download our Capital Opportunities Report.
For personal assistance preparing for a loan, talk to one of our local business counselors – or register to become an SBTDC client.