SBTDC

The SBTDC's experienced and knowledgeable business counselors are equipped to help you with a wide variety of business problems, issues, and challenges. They provide management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses.

A Long History Serving NC Businesses

Founded in September 1984, North Carolina’s Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) is the business and technology extension service of The University of North Carolina, which oversees the 16 constituent institutions of the University. The SBTDC is administered by North Carolina State University and operated in partnership with US Small Business Administration.

With a lead center located in Raleigh, NC, the SBTDC operates 10 regional service centers in 15 total offices and six specialty programs. It operates as a single program statewide on a budget allocation basis as opposed to a contractual relationship with its regional centers and specialty programs, making it the most fully integrated SBDC program in the country.

What SBTDC Can Do For You

The SBTDC’s experienced and knowledgeable business counselors are equipped to help you with a wide variety of business problems, issues, and challenges. SBTDC helps clients achieve:

  • Better Decisions: Managing a business means making serious and difficult decisions; but you don’t have to do it alone.
  • Better Information: The better the information you have, the greater chance you have of outperforming your competitors.
  • Better Financial Performance: Everyone wants their business to be more profitable. The SBTDC can help you understand your finances.
  • Better Access to Capital and Markets: Obtaining financing and contracts for your business can be difficult and fiercely competitive. It helps to have someone with the experience to navigate the waters and increase your chances of success.
  • Better Employee Performance: Are your employees and managers as efficient and productive as they should be? Get the experience and tool sets you need.
  • Better Future Direction: You may see a need to revitalize your business—or you may be assessing how to better position your business for the future.