Small Business & Technology Development Center @ UNC Charlotte (SBTDC)

The SBTDC connects small businesses in NC with access to counseling, training and resources to help make their business better. Since 1984, the SBTDC has served North Carolina business owners and entrepreneurs. The Charlotte office has professional staff who combine real-life business experience with industry knowledge, education, and advanced training. Most of our counselors have been business owners or have held executive positions.

About

Making Your Business Better

The SBTDC service center in Charlotte is located on the UNC Charlotte campus. Our experienced business advisory team offers confidential, in-depth business counseling to mid-sized company business owners and management staff. We routinely assist our clients with developing and implementing viable strategies that enhance their competitive advantage and success in the marketplace. We also provide assistance to entrepreneurs preparing to launch their next venture.

We help our clients:

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Diversification
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business
  • Valuation

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events
  • Startup Networking

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Angel Investment
  • Bonding
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Crowdfunding
  • Debt Funding
  • Equity Funding
  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Loans
  • Matching Funds
  • Microloans
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Revenue Based Financing (i.e. factoring)
  • Tax Credits
  • Technology Grants
  • Trade Show Financial Assistance
  • Venture Capital

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Apprenticeship
  • Employee Development
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Industry
  • Insurance
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Policies and Templates
  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Workforce Training

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Website Development
Primary Contact
Mike Barugel
Address
9201 University City Blvd
PORTAL 226
Charlotte, NC 28223
Phone
(704) 687-1896
Website
Www.sbtdc.org