Brief Description: BLNC provides answers to questions about starting or growing a business.
15000 Weston Parkway
Cary, NC 27513
Type of Organization: Business startup counseling
Point of Contact (PoC) Name: Melanie Underwood
PoC Phone: 980-256-0497
Brief Description: The Small Business Center at CCC provides workshops, seminars, counseling, information, and referral services for small business owners and operators in Cleveland County.
Le Grand Center, 1800 E. Marion Street
Shelby, NC 28152
Type of Organization: Community College, Small Business Center
Point of Contact (PoC) Name: Steve Padgett
PoC Phone: 704-669-4146
Brief Description: The portal supports the NCMBC's goals to retain federal revenues and create jobs by: expanding government contracting with NC companies; integrating transitioning military and military family members into the state workforce; and recruiting additional defense-related industries to North Carolina.
2201 Hull Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Type of Organization: Supports the NCMBC's goals to retain federal revenues and create jobs
Point of Contact (PoC) Name: (Online web-based)
PoC Phone: ***
Brief Description: The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.
400 7th Street, SW,
Washington DC, DC 20506
Type of Organization: Non profit
Point of Contact (PoC) Name: Niki Jacobs
PoC Phone: (202) 682-5403
Brief Description: The NC DENR Recycling Business Assistance Center provides resources and information on recycling business development assistance.
610 East Center Ave., Suite 301, Mooresville, NC 28115
Type of Organization: Recycling/environmental
Point of Contact (PoC) Name: Marcia Allocco
PoC Phone: 704-235-2107
Brief Description: The NC Department of Commerce is the state's lead agency for economic, community & workforce development, providing support to launch & grow business.
301 North Wilmington StreetRaleigh, North Carolina 27601-1058
Point of Contact (PoC) Name: Secretary of Commerce John E. Skvarla, III
PoC Phone: (919) 814-4600
Brief Description: The N.C. Department of Labor is charged with promoting the "health, safety and general well-being" of more than 4 million workers in the state.
1101 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1101
Point of Contact (PoC) Name: Cherie Berry
Brief Description: Essentially operating as the North Carolina ‘Agricultural Bank’ NCAFA originates, services, and finances loans in the agricultural sector that would otherwise not be made.
1001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
Type of Organization: Gov Agency
Point of Contact (PoC) Name: Chales Walls
PoC Phone: 919-790-3949
Brief Description: NC IDEA serves as a catalyst for young, high-growth, technology companies. NC IDEA provides small grants to high-tech start up companies in NC.
201 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
Type of Organization: NC Grant Program
Point of Contact (PoC) Name: Andrea Cook
PoC Phone: 919-941-5600
Brief Description: The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) is a business development entity of the North Carolina Community College System
2201 Hull Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Type of Organization: Business development entity of the NC Community College System
Point of Contact (PoC) Name: Fran Perez-Wilhite
PoC Phone: 704-806-6858
Brief Description: Our mission statement: The North Carolina Natural Products Association (NCNPA) was formed as a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to conserving, cultivating, sustainably harvesting, and processing North Carolina grown medicinal plants. NCNPA's mission is to establish North Carolina as a key global supplier of premium-quality raw materials and plant-based value added products such as natural medicines, organic products, functional foods, and personal care products.
PO Box 8023 Asheville NC 28814
Type of Organization: non-profit organization
Point of Contact (PoC) Name: Chuck Blethen
PoC Phone: 828-301-3010
Brief Description: IES helps improve, promote, & connect industry to the world-class research of NC State in manufacturing, healthcare, & government service sectors.
1005 Capability Drive, Suite 200, Research III
Raleigh, NC 27606
Type of Organization: NC State Industry Expansion Solutions
Point of Contact (PoC) Name: Phil Mintz
PoC Phone: 919.515.2358
Brief Description: USDA Business & Industry Loan Guarantee program bolsters the existing private credit structure through the guaranteeing of loans for rural businesses
Type of Organization: Guaranteed loans for small businesses.
Point of Contact (PoC) Name: Bill Tew
PoC Phone: 919-776-4331 X112
Brief Description: USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service offers programs to support business development and job training opportunities for rural residents.
4405 Bland Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Type of Organization: Rural economic development loans and grant programs.
Point of Contact (PoC) Name: Mel Ellis
PoC Phone: 919-873-2000