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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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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. To apply for a loan, please complete our online application.

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North Carolina Small Business Recovery Fund

Was your business damaged during Hurricane Matthew, or the recent Tropical Storms or Western wildfires? You may be eligible for assistance.

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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 Business Center

The Eastern Women’s Business Center (EWBC) was created through a partnership between Carolina Small Business Development and Elizabeth City State University to provide an ecosystem of support to female entrepreneurs that will provide sustainable growth and job creation in Northeastern North Carolina. The mission of the EWBC 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 Northeastern North Carolina.

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Are you a driven woman entrepreneur looking for capital to grow your business?

Carolina Small Business is offering a 2 percent interest deduction on loans for qualifying women entrepreneurs in North Carolina, through the Tory Burch Foundation Capital Program, powered by Bank of America.

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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 in Southeast Downtown Raleigh. The Center’s purpose is to: inspire, connect, encourage, and support startups, students and existing entrepreneurs.

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Top Notch Performance

Since opening its doors, Top Notch Performance (TNP) has become a location for youth, high school, endurance athlete, adult fitness, college, and professional athletes to train during off and on-seasons. TNP creates lifestyles of ultimate fitness and wellness through goal setting, mindset, quality coaching, accountability, education, and support.

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Boosting contracting opportunities for minority businesses to catalyze growth

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Public-private partnerships that work

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Carolina Small Business Development Fund Receives the SunTrust Foundation Annual Lighting the Way Award and $25,000 Grant

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Our Lending Impact

$40.6 Million

Total investment since 2010

566

Total loans for start-ups and existing businesses

1,829

Total jobs created or maintained