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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.

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Mecklenburg County Small Business Loan Program

Are you an entrepreneur looking to grow your business? Does your business need a facelift, curb appeal or new equipment?

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Your journey begins here. But It's not just a loan. You’ll gain access to capital, the skills to manage debt and build credit, and resources for financial education.

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2020 Innovator's Journey - Applications are now open!

Do you want to connect with large suppliers in order to grow your business? The Innovator's Journey (InJ) Program is a statewide learning program in person and online, that allows you to navigate through a standard workflow and helps small businesses gain access to capital and contract opportunities to grow their businesses by providing entrepreneurial education and training opportunities.

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center

Carolina Small Business Development Fund in partnership with Shaw University has established an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center. The Center’s purpose is to: inspire, connect, encourage, and support startups, students and existing entrepreneurs.

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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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Eastern Women's Entrepreneurship Center

The Eastern Women’s Entrepreneurship Center (EWEC) was created through a partnership with Elizabeth City State University. It provides an ecosystem of support to entrepreneurs in Northeastern North Carolina.

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CSBDF Releases Report on Economic Impact

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Piedmont Community College, Carolina Small Business Partner to Expand Access to Capital and Technical Assistance for Small Businesses in Rural NC

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Kevin Dick Appointed New CEO of Carolina Small Business Development Fund

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Our Lending Impact

$61.5M

Total investment in the region

749

Total loans for new and existing businesses

2,544

Total  jobs created and retained