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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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Chios Rotisserie

Claudia Aseng is the chef and owner of Chios Rotisserie located in Garner, NC. With a Culinary Arts degree under her belt and a desire to open a restaurant, Claudia decided to bring her idea of opening a Peruvian restaurant to life.

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SBA Community Advantage 7(a) changes will impact veteran-owned businesses

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Carolina Small Business Dev. Fund Receives Award from The Annie E. Casey Foundation to Support Underserved Small Businesses in North Carolina

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Rural business suffer with lack of financial services

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Our Lending Impact

$43.4 Million

Total investment since 2010

594

Total loans for start-ups and existing businesses

1,991

Total jobs created or maintained