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.


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

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

Buying or Selling a Business

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

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events
  • Startup Networking

Financial Resources and Assistance

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

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

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

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Website Development
Primary Contact
Mike Barugel
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223