Updates for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

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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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COVID-19 Funds & Resources

Learn about our programs and initiatives to help small businesses.

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

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An evidence-based development approach: Using grants and affordable loans to recover from COVID-19

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Carolina Small Business Recognizes Small Business Week Award Winners

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Women’s Business Center Supports Local Small Businesses during the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Our Lending Impact


Total investment in the region


Total loans for new and existing businesses


Total  jobs created and retained