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AdJourney is a company, experienced in marketing and branding, with a demonstrated history of success in the marketing & advertising industry for national brands and large corporations, small businesses, and start-ups.
Municipal department charged with the development of economic and community activities, and affordable housing.
The Columbus Chamber exists to promote, develop, and support commerce and tourism, and to create a positive economic and business climate in and throughout Columbus County.
Crystal Wambeke, LLC Sponsor
Crystal is a Quickbooks Pro Advisor and Certified Bookkeeper who offers bookkeeping services and training to small businesses and individuals. Crystal is also a Certified Fraud Examiner and performs internal control and fraud examination services.
Economic Development Administration University Center at Fayetteville State University (EDA UC @ FSU)
The EDA UC @ FSU program promotes small business growth for underserved populations in Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Robeson, & Sampson counties; offering a free, eight-week online entrepreneurial and COVID-19 business recovery training program.
EDPNC Small Business Advisors help people start and expand businesses in the state. We are state funded, free resource to help people be compliant and successful! NC does not have one business license, we have over 900 rules/regulations so we enable people to know applies to their industry.
Please note that Small Business Advisors partner with all state agencies and licensing boards so that we can have the most up-to-date database of regulations for the state.
The Elizabethtown-White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s vision is to be the voice for the business community by supporting economic growth in and around Bladen County, through partnerships with diverse organizations and supporting our educational resources, to enhance the overall quality of living in our rural communities.
The Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation is a public-private partnership designed to enhance job growth and prosperity in the region by attracting new industry and growing and retaining existing industry.
The Fayetteville Tech Small Business Center provides business seminars, one-to-one confidential business counseling and access (with assistance) to a variety of databases and other resources… all at no cost to Cumberland County residents.
Our mission is to assist people with criminal backgrounds in starting their own business by providing practical entrepreneurship education through in-person and online courses taught by successful entrepreneurs across the country.
The Katharine L. Boyd Library belongs to the Community Colleges Libraries in NC (CCLINC). The CCLINC is a shared catalog with more than a million learning resources, making this library cooperative third in size among the libraries of publicly funded institutions of higher education in North Carolina.
The Chamber is a non-profit organization made up of members who make a financial commitment to the Chamber and to the business community of Scotland county. Our members work together to not only improve business in Scotland County, but the quality of life for all residents.
The purpose of the LRCOG is to assist its local government members with issues they deem appropriate. We serve as a planner and administrator for a number of federal administrative programs dealing with older adults, worker training and transportation planning.
As the oldest and largest business organization in Moore County, we are proud to promote the businesses of our community to residents & visitors of the area. We provide unparalleled opportunities to connect with other business professionals as well as current & prospective clients. In addition, we house the only Collaborative Workspace in the area. This space offers like-minded individuals, startup businesses and nonprofits a physical space to share resources, ideas, expertise and knowledge.
Moore County Partners in Progress is the nonprofit economic development organization serving all of Moore County, NC that can provide resources for clients wanting to start, relocate, or expand their businesses in Moore County.
N.C. State Extension helps create prosperity for North Carolina through programs and partnerships focused on agriculture and food, health and nutrition, and youth development.
The NC Cooperative Extension of Cumberland County provides educational programs focused on agriculture and food, health and nutrition, and 4-H youth development.
The NC Cooperative Extension Office in Montgomery County helps support the community through research based education, personal assistance, and shared resources. These resources can be used for personal and professional development, either on a consumer or commercial scale.
NC State Extension transforms science into everyday solutions for North Carolinians through programs and partnerships focused on agriculture and food, health and nutrition, and 4-H youth development. Our programs are community based to meet the needs a local communities.
NC Cooperative Extension, Richmond County Center, supports the citizens of the county and region with research based information and resources to help individuals and communities realize their dreams and goals. Our focus is agriculture, horticulture, health, nutrition, and developing youth through 4-H.
NC IDEA empowers entrepreneurs to reach their full potential by offering support when they need it most; our strategic combination of competitive grants and programs help entrepreneurs at all stages of business development!
NCGrowth is a university center that helps businesses and communities create good jobs and equitable opportunities through applied research and technical assistance. Since 2012, NCGrowth has helped to create hundreds of jobs and worked with more than a hundred clients.
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s mission is to accelerate life sciences technology-based economic development through innovation, commercialization, education and business growth.
The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) is a statewide business development and technology transition entity of the North Carolina Community College System, headquartered at Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC). The mission of the NCMBC is to leverage military and other federal business opportunities to expand the economy, grow jobs and improve quality of life in North Carolina.
The mission of the North Carolina Office of Science, Technology & Innovation is to improve the economic well-being and quality of life of all North Carolinians through advancing science, technology, and innovation.
Partner Community Capital™ (PCAP) is a U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that makes loans from $25,000 to $1,000,000 to small businesses who can’t access traditional sources of funding. Since 2000, we’ve deployed over $100 million to 550 growing small enterprises. We lend across North Carolina and West Virginia, and also serve the Appalachian regions of surrounding states (MD, OH, VA, and SC).
Our organization provides free library services to Robeson County and surrounding area residents. We serve as the main library of the Robeson County Public Library System, located in downtown Lumberton.
SCORE provides free and confidential small business mentoring, assistance with preparation of business plans, financial projections and business registration. We offer counseling for all aspects of the business process.
The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) has helped North Carolina businesses grow and create new jobs since 1984. We provide management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses. Most of our services are free of charge, and all are confidential.
By providing entrepreneurs with the tools they need to build and grow successful businesses, the SBTDC positively impacts NC’s economy.
Our experienced business advisory team offers confidential, in-depth business counseling to small- to mid-sized company business owners and management staff and to entrepreneurs preparing to launch their next venture. We routinely assist our clients with developing and implementing viable strategies that enhance their competitive advantage and success in the marketplace.
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.
The Bladen Community College Small Business Center (SBC) is committed to economic development and growth for entrepreneurs and existing small businesses.
At the core of its vision, the Small Business Center at MCC is positioned to focus on entrepreneurship, small business and economic development with an emphasis on assisting start-ups, early stage, and businesses seeking disaster assistance or seeking to stabilize.
Richmond Community College’s Small Business Center supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses by being a community-based provider of counseling, training, and resource information.
Our Small Business Center reviews marketing and business plans, provides guidance & advice for strategic decisions, and provides an objective viewpoint.
The mission of the Small Business Center at Sandhills Community College is to increase the success rate and number of viable small businesses in Moore and Hoke counties We do this by providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to entrepreneurs and small business owners that in turn leads to job creation and retention.
The Small Business Center of Robeson Community College is located in the Charles V. Chrestman Workforce Development Center and offers approximately 60-75 free seminars each year, designed to assist aspiring and existing entrepreneurs.
The NC Community Colleges Small Business Center Network assists in starting an average of more than 650 businesses each year. Small Business Centers have an economic impact in 90 percent of all NC counties each year including helping to create and retain nearly 3,000 jobs annually. Over 68 percent of these jobs are in the rural counties of the state. We accomplish our mission by offering no-fee confidential counseling, free seminars that are open to the public, and a Small Business Center Resource Center with computers, Internet access, books, and periodicals.
The seminars we provide are free due to special funding from the NC Legislature with a specific purpose; to increase the success rate and the number of small businesses within the state. Our seminars are open to the public.
The Southern Pines Public Library is a municipal library serving the citizens of the Town of Southern Pines. Residents outside of Town limits may purchase a card to access collections and programs offered by the library.
Startomatic, Inc. Sponsor
Startomatic makes a suite of guides and tools to help an entrepreneur evaluate, launch and operate a new business. Our mission is to democratize entrepreneurship so that anyone from any background can successfully start and run a company.
The Fayetteville State University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub features multiple levels of advisory services, workshops, and webinars to address entrepreneurial support gaps and empower small business growth.
The mission of the Thomas E-Hub is to help startups succeed so they create jobs. Located in downtown Pembroke, our full service facility offers a range of entrepreneurs-in-residence, SBTDC counselors, and academic researchers to help you, all at no cost.
Leath Memorial Library is a part of Sandhill Regional Library System (SRLS), a fifteen branch, and two bookmobile system. We are the largest region in the state of North Carolina.
The Town of Pembroke is a proud community, rich in heritage. It is a quaint but growing community, regarded as the home of the Lumbee Tribe of NC. We are also home to the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
The VBOC Program is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services to veterans, service-disabled veterans, active duty transitioning, guard, reserve, and military spouses interested in starting or growing a small business.
Women’s Business Center of Fayetteville is a program of CEED (Center for Economic Empowerment & Development), funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Small Business Administration (SBA). Through the management and technical assistance provided by the WBC, entrepreneurs – especially women who are economically or socially disadvantaged – are offered comprehensive training and counseling on a vast array of topics, to assist them in starting and growing their own businesses.