Has your business been affected by a recent natural disaster? Click to learn how we can help!

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

Apply

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.

Apply Now

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.

Learn More

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.

Aprenda Más

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

Salt & Smoke

Salt & Smoke is a husband and wife team, Josiah and Shannon McGaughey, cooking up ever changing menus that explore the link between old world European traditions and classic Southern fare.  Although Salt & Smoke functions through window service, their aim is to offer restaurant caliber service both through guest interaction and innovative dishes.  The streamlined menu utilizes the bountiful products of the region, highlights charcuterie, and promotes honest food that lends excellent pairings to Burial’s innovative brews.

Learn More

CDFIs effectively serve distressed areas and can do more

Read More

Census data shows inequality persists despite improvements

Read More

UNC Pembroke & Carolina Small Business Partner to Provide Capital and Technical Assistance to Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Read More

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