CSBDF's offices are currently closed, except by appointment, to comply with NC's public health guidelines. All staff can be reached by phone/email.

Our Story

Carolina Small Business Development Fund creates economic opportunities across North Carolina.
We support communities by helping entrepreneurs build the businesses of their dreams.

We are dream catchers.

Our Story

COVID-19 Funds & Resources

Learn about our programs and initiatives to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Research Program

Our work is shaped by evidence-based and apolitical research highlighting why small businesses are the foundation of economic development.

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We're passionate about helping others realize their dreams. But its only possible with your support.

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Western Women's Business Center

The mission of the Western Women’s Business Center is to provide capital, high quality technical assistance, and programs that reduce barriers and serve as a catalyst to the success of women entrepreneurs in Western North Carolina.

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Programa Empresarial Latino

Nuestra misión es proporcionar servicios de préstamos, asistencia técnica y herramientas de gestión empresarial a los empresarios hispanos y la comunidad latina en Carolina del Norte; en especial a aquellos que están social o económicamente en desventaja o desatendidos.

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Data Transparency

Carolina Small Business values openness about how we measure our impacts. We publish how we define outcomes to demonstrate our commitment to accountability.

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Theory to Practice: The Search for Effective Methods to Help Small Businesses in the Pandemic

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The fight for the survival of Main Street continues, but we are winning the battle with your help!

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Theory to Practice: Partnering for Small Business Success with Piedmont Community College

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Our Lending Impact

$70.7

Total investment in the region

1,068

Total loans for new and existing businesses

4,566

Total  jobs created and retained