Small Business and Technology Development Center
North Carolina’s Small Business and Technology Development Center offers management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses. The center provides entrepreneurs with the tools they need to build and grow successful businesses. Most services are free. For more information on local regional service centers, visit www.sbtdc.org.
In 2011, President Barack Obama ordered the creation of BusinessUSA, a one-stop platform for small businesses to get the services they need to make good hires and to grow. The service now offers personalized information and links on how to start a business, obtain financing, look into exporting, expand, find opportunities, learn about health care changes, be aware of taxes and credits, get help with hires, and ferret out regulations and green opportunities. BusinessUSA is especially interested in increasing ownership among veterans, women, the socially and economically disadvantaged, Native Americans and Alaska Natives.