North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)


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Mission and Goals of NC Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)

The North Carolina SBTDC is a business advisory resource for growing and developing businesses. Hosted by the University of North Carolina, they work with the U.S. Small Business Administration and other agencies to develop North Carolina’s economic development infrastructure.

Services Provided by SBTDC

  • Industry-specific advice and counseling
  • Professional development
  • Education and training
  • Research analysts and strategic plannin
  • Access to faculty, staff, graduate student teams, and interns at all 16 UNC Campuses
  • Liaison to federal and state agencies; local, state, and national financial institutions; as well as non-profit organizations

Assistance to communities and economic developers

  • Facilitates development of local and regional economic strategies
  • Manages project feasibility studies
  • Provides technical assistance for entrepreneurial programs (such as small business incubators)
  • Crafts community economic development plans
  • Designs business needs assessments
  • Conducts market analyses
  • Works with a statewide network of staff and partners to implement recovery plans when called upon

Business Training Available at SBTDC

  • Free seminars
  • Free training videos
  • Free written materials
  • Other resources entrepreneurs will find valuable

Who Can Benefit from Programs Offered by SBTDC

SBTDC Contact Information

Small Business and Technology Development Center
5 West Hargett St, Suite 600, Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 715-7272 | (800) 258-0862 (NC only)
For general inquiries:


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