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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

COVID-19 Funds & Resources

Learn about our programs and initiatives to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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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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Data Transparency

Carolina Small Business values openness about how we measure our impacts. We publish how we define outcomes to demonstrate our commitment to accountability.

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Theory to Practice: That One Strange Trick to Influence Federal Regulations

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Fifth Third Foundation Donates $75,000 to Carolina Small Business Development Fund to Support COVID-19 Relief Efforts and Small Business Programming

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Theory to Practice: COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Programs Are Ending, But the Pandemic Isn’t

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Our Lending Impact

$68.3

Total investment in the region

992

Total loans for new and existing businesses

4,181

Total  jobs created and retained