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 Active Capital -- ACE-Net.org, Inc.
Active Capital is a simple, secure and low-cost way for investors and small companies to find each other. It is an Internet-based listing service for securities offerings of small, growing companies located throughout the nation, that are viewed anonymously by accredited investors. Entrepreneurs with small, growing businesses can use Active Capital to attract equity investors while meeting the legal requirements of federal and state securities regulators. Venture capitalists, institutional investors and individual accredited investors can use Active Capital to find investment opportunities from across the nation.
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Address:
18662 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92612
Contact Info:
Toll Free - (877) 264-3579
Website:
http://www.ace-net.org/
 

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 afterschool.gov
The goal of www.afterschool.gov is to consolidate access to information about Federal resources, programs and best practices to support out-of-school-time programs for children and youth in a "one-stop" location.
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Website:
http://www.afterschool.gov
 

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 Air Force Small Business Website
Provides small and disadvantaged businesses - as well as minority institutions - with the resources needed to access the opportunities in Air Force acquisitions, procurement, and research.
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Address:
Air Force Outreach Program Office, 3315 Sidney Brooks
Brooks City-Base, TX 78235-5110
Contact Info:
210-536-1317
Fax - 210-536-8772
Website:
http://selltoairforce.org/
 

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 BB&T Capital Partners
BB&T Capital Partners, LLC is a private equity and subordinated debt investment fund. Investments are structured to meet the needs of individual companies, and can take the form of preferred equity, subordinated debt, or a combination of securities. BB&T Capital Partners will consider investments in all industries, except real estate, financial services, and high technology.
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Address:
200 West 2nd St 4th Floor
Winston Salem, NC 27101
Contact Info:
Martin Gilmore - 336-733-2425
Website:
http://www.bbandt.com/business/products/capitalpartners/default.html
 

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 Black Enterprise
Online magazine for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
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Address:
130 Fifth Avenue, 10th floor
New York, NY 10011-4399
Contact Info:
212-242-8000
Website:
http://www.blackenterprise.com/Entrepren.asp
 

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 Building Industry Exchange
The Building Industry Exchange is an online tool for construction employer research, employment, recruitment, careers and jobs.
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Website:
http://www.building.com/
 

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 Business.gov
Business.gov is a collaborative effort of various government agencies that is designed to present information based on the business user's point of view. The site presents easily accessible information on federal rules, regulations, guidelines, and resources.
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Website:
http://www.business.gov/
 

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 BusinessFinance.com
Search the funding criteria of 4,000+ sources for business loans, venture capital, equipment leasing and for commercial real estate. The site also provides descriptions of funding categories and the uses for each category.
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Website:
http://www.businessfinance.com
 

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 Capital Opportunities for Small Businesses -- SBTDC
The SBTDC's Capital Opportunities for Small Businesses provides information about financial resources available to small businesses in North Carolina. The SBTDC publishes Capital Opportunities as a resource for individuals seeking start-up financing, businesses hunting for expansion capital, and organizations that aid small businesses in obtaining financing. Each funding source is briefly identified and accompanied by a list of contacts. This 24-page report also describes recent developments that may affect the availability of funding or the eligibility of small businesses to access capital.
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Address:
5 West Hargett Street, Suite 600
Raleigh, NC 27601-1348
Contact Info:
919-715-7272
In North Carolina only - 800-258-0862
Website:
http://www.sbtdc.org/publications/cap_opps.asp
 

 

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 Carolina Associated General Contractors of America
National Membership organization that offers training, information and contacts for those in the construction industry
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Website:
http://www.cagc.org/
 

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 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
The online Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance accesses a database of Federal assistance programs. Included are listings of grants, loans, agencies and programs that assist individuals, state and local governments.
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Website:
http://12.46.245.173/cfda/cfda.html
 

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 Child and Adult Care Food Program
CACFP serves nutritious meals and snacks to eligible children and adults who are enrolled for care at participating child care centers, day care homes, and adult day care centers. CACFP also provides meals to children residing in homeless shelters, and snacks to youths participating in afterschool care programs.
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Website:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/care/CACFP/cacfphome.htm
 

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 City of Greensboro - Economic Development Office
The City of Greensboro provides workshops, market research, business counseling and information about financial incentives and city zoning. The Targeted Loan Pool Program provides capital financing for small businesses that would typically be ineligible for a traditional loan.
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Address:
300 W. Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27402-3136
Contact Info:
Jim Westmoreland - 336-373-2863
John Shoffner - 336-373-2293
Website:
http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/businesses/econdevmsg.htm
 

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 City Of Greensboro MWBE
The Minority and Women Business Enterprise Program works to ensure minorities and women equal opportunity to participate in all aspects of City contracting and purchasing programs. The organization provides education and technical assistance and business counseling to women and minority-owned firms.
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Address:
300 Washington St, Rm 117
Greensboro, NC 27401
Contact Info:
Kathleen Hoskins Smith - 336-373-2674
Website:
http://www.ci.greensboro.nc.us/mwbe/
 

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 City of Greensboro Purchasing and Supply
Purchasing and Supply purchases materials, supplies and equipment and maintains office supply store room for all City departments; awards contractual and service agreements; conducts the bidding process for all contracts except construction contracts; arranges and conducts the sale of surplus property.
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Contact Info:
336-373-2192
Fax - 336-373-2544
Website:
http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/fin/
 

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 City of High Point - High Point Economic Development Corporation
Works to retain existing business and industry in the City of High Point; assists local companies in expanding; attracts new businesses to locate in High Point; and encourages the creation of head-of-household jobs for Piedmont Triad residents. Provides information about city financial incentives.
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Address:
High Point Municipal Building, 211 S Hamilton St. Suite 200
High Point, NC 27260
Contact Info:
336-883-3116
hpedc@highpointnc.gov
Mailing Address: PO Box 230, High Point, NC 27261
Website:
http://www.highpointedc.com
 

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 City of High Point Purchasing Department
The Purchasing Division is responsible for the acquisition of goods and service for the City's operations.
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Address:
211 S. Hamilton Street
High Point, NC 27260
Contact Info:
Betty Harper, C.P.M. - 336-883-3222
Website:
http://www.high-point.net/finance/purchasing.cfm
 

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 DoN Acquisition One Source: Small Business Focus
DoN Acquisition One Source is a website designed to help businesses understand how to do business with the Navy. Small Business Focus is a section that provides the information, resources and contacts needed for doing business with the Navy.
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Address:
1000 Navy Pentagon
Washington, DC 20350-1000
Website:
http://www.abm.rda.hq.navy.mil/navyaos/content/view/full/188
 

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 Downtown Greensboro Inc.
Downtown Greensboro Inc. recruites new businesses and investment to center city Greensboro, supports existing downtown small business community through marketing and business planning services, encourages the cultural vitality of downtown through special events, and spearheads market studies and analysis. Two programs offer financial assistance. The Facade Grant Program provides a grant that covers as much as 25% of the cost of a façade renovation, with a maximum grant of $2,500. The Façade Design Assistance Program provides the services of architects to offer ideas for façade improvements.
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Address:
122 N. Elm Street Suite 609
Greensboro, NC 27401
Contact Info:
Ed Wolverton - 336-379-0060
Fax - 336-379-0106
Website:
http://www.downtowngreensboro.net/
 

 

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 East Market Street Development Corporation
The East Market Street Development Corporation promotes the economic revitalization creation and enhancement of business located in the East Market Street area of Greensboro.
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Address:
601-B E. Market St.
Greensboro, NC 27401
Contact Info:
Mac Sims - 336-275-1101
Jim Donnelly
Website:
http://www.eastmarketstreet.com
 

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 Entrepreneur.com
Online magazine especially for the entrepreneur. Topics include: starting and managing a small business, financing, business opportunities, marketing and more.
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Address:
2445 McCabe Way, Ste. 400
Irvine, CA 92614
Contact Info:
949-261-2325
Website:
http://www.entrepreneur.com/
 

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 Entreworld
Entreworld is an online resource search engine for articles, audio clips, tools, databases and even town-to-town small business event listings that may be useful to entrepreneurs. Entreworld is a public service provided by the Kauffman Foundation for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
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Address:
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110
Contact Info:
816-932-1000
Website:
http://www.entreworld.org/
 

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 Federal Business Opportunities - Federal Government Procurement
FedBizOpps.gov is the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet. Through one portal - FedBizOpps (FBO) - commercial vendors seeking Federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community.
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Contact Info:
1-877-472-3779
Website:
http://www.fedbizopps.gov/
 

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 Golden LEAF, Inc.
Golden LEAF, Inc. receives funds through national tobacco settlement and is dedicated to helping North Carolinians make the transition from a tobacco-dependent economy through grants and investments in tobacco-dependent and economically distressed counties.
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Address:
800 Tiffany Boulevard, Suite 200
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Contact Info:
888-684-8404
Fax - 252-442-7404
Website:
http://www.goldenleaf.org/index.html
 

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 Government Purchasing & Contracts - MatchForce.org
MatchForce.org is a web-based tool provided by the State of North Carolina and the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) to individuals and government purchasers worldwide and to companies in North Carolina. The tool matches: government purchasers to NC suppliers; individuals to job opportunities with NC companies; and NC companies to government business opportunities, potential business partners, and potential
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Address:
P.O. Box 1748, 515 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28302
Contact Info:
910-323-4587
1-877-245-5520
Fax
Website:
http://www.matchforce.org/
 

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 GRANTS.GOV
Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. Grants.gov is THE single access point for over ,000 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies.
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Website:
http://www.grants.gov
 

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 Greater Greensboro Merchants Association
The Greensboro Merchants Association provides its business members with first-rate workshops, networking events,cooperative advertising discounts, marketing support and volunteer council programs.
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Address:
225 Commerce Place
Greensboro, NC 27401
Contact Info:
Steve Branch - 336-378-6350
Website:
http://www.ggma.com/
 

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 Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Greensboro CVB is an independent, non-profit governmental authority whose mission is to promote economic development through travel and tourism. It administers the Special Events and Tourism Related Activities Committee (SETRAC) Grants Program, which exists to stimulate and assist Greensboro/Guilford County organizations and agencies in the enhancement, promotion and marketing of tourism and culturally related events
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Address:
317 S. Greene St.
Greensboro, NC 27401
Contact Info:
Henri Fourrier - 336-274-2282
Website:
http://www.visitgreensboro.com
 

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 Greensboro Center for Innovative Development (Gateway Campus)
The Greensboro Center for Innovative Development is a joint millennial campus and research park that aims to focus on economic development for the Triad, increase the number of business start-ups and lure talented faculty to the area.
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Address:
5900 Summit Avenue
Brown Summit, NC 27214
Contact Info:
John H. Merrill, Executive Director - 336-375-9659
Fax - 336-375-9661
Website:
http://www.gsbocid.com/index2.htm
 

 

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 Greensboro Chamber of Commerce
The Greensboro Chamber of Commerce Small Business Department offers a variety of services. They provide information about business plans, funding, women's resources and business issues. A loan program, the Greensboro Venture Capital Fund, is available for minority- and female-owned businesses. They also provide networking opportunities in the form of luncheons and workshops that assist and educate small business owners.
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Address:
342 N Elm St
Greensboro, NC 27401
Contact Info:
Kathy Elliott, Vice President of Small Business - 336-510-1234
Website:
http://www.greensborochamber.com/CH/SB/sbdeptcontact.htm
 

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 Greensboro Coliseum Complex
egionals, ACC, MEAC, and Southern Conference Tournaments. Concerts, conventions, meetings, ballet, Disney on Ice, Harlem Globetrotters and the Circus are just a few of the events enjoyed in this totally flexible, progressive entertainment center.
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Address:
1921 W. Lee St.
Greensboro, NC 27403
Contact Info:
Matt Brown - 336-373-7400
Scott Johnson
Website:
http://www.greensborocoliseum.com/
 

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 Greensboro Economic Development Alliance
The GEDA's mission is to facilitate the creation of high quality jobs, attract new capital investment, retain and expand existing businesses, and improve per capita income in Greensboro. They assist with market research, site selection and provide financial incentives to area businesses.
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Address:
342 North Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
Contact Info:
Helen Cauthen - 336-387-8312
Kathi Dubel - 336-387-8313
Website:
http://www.greensboroedp.com/
 

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 Greensboro Public Library
Provides workshops, networking opportunities and access to market research to library patrons. Online Resources section provides a comprehensive business database of general business information.
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Address:
219 N Church St
Greensboro, NC 27401
Contact Info:
Martha Thomas - 336.373.4559
Website:
http://www.greensborolibrary.org/business
 

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 Greensboro Sports Commission
Greensboro Sports Commission acts as a clearing house for sporting activities in the Greensboro area and assists organizations and promoters in making Greensboro the host city for sports events. The Commission also cultivates the support of corporate, professional, civic and government agencies to create a successful sports marketing program.
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Address:
317 S. Greene St.
Greensboro, NC 27401
Contact Info:
Marc Bush - 336-378-4499
Website:
http://www.greensborosportscomm.com/
 

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 GTCC Small Business Center
Offers small business classes, workshops, seminars, computer training, business counseling and research.
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Address:
2007 Yanceyville St. Suite 26
Greensboro, NC 27405
Contact Info:
Mark Hagenbuch - 336-334-5211
Fax - 336-334-5218
Website:
http://technet.gtcc.cc.nc.us/coned/smbiz.html
 

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 Guilford County - Intergovernmental Services
Provides access to Guilford County resources to help initatiate and expand existing businesses as well as recruit business relocations. Guilford County CED created the Resource Wizard and maintains the database.
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Address:
301 W. Market St
Greensboro, NC 27401
 

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 Guilford County Purchasing Department
It is the responsibility of the Purchasing Department to purchase, maintain, assign and dispose of county property. After registration, the vendor will receive bid proposal requests issued by Purchasing for commodities or services, whenever they are needed.
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Address:
301 West Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
Contact Info:
336-641-3314
Website:
http://www.co.guilford.nc.us/government/purchasing/index.html
 

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 Guilford County Schools - Purchasing Dept.
The Guilford County Schools Purchasing Dept. is responsible for the purchase of supplies, apparatus, materials and equipment for the systems 07 schools and administrative departments. The Purchasing Department is also responsible for formal and informal construction contracting and contracting for services, as well as disposal of surplus property and maintaining a central warehouse.
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Address:
900 English Rd.
High Point, NC 27260
Contact Info:
336-819-2730
Website:
http://www.guilford.k12.nc.us/purchasing/index.htm
 

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 Guilford Soil & Water Conservation District
Guilford Soil and Water Conservation District assists agriculture operations in Guilford County with solving natural resource problems and offers technical advice, engineering designs and financial incentives to farmers to install certain “best management practices.” The District also educates the public about soil conservation, water quality and the importance of agriculture.
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Address:
3309 Burlington Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27405
Contact Info:
Gary Cox - 336-375-5401 ext. 3
Millie Langley
Fax
Website:
http://www.guilfordced.com/
 

 

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 Guilford Technical Community College
GTCC offers education and training for businesses and industries through the Business and Industry Services division.
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Address:
PO Box 309
Jamestown, NC 27282
Contact Info:
336-334-4822
336-454-1126
Website:
http://technet.gtcc.cc.nc.us/coned/b&i/index.html
 

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 High Point Chamber of Commerce
The High Point Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization of business and professionals who seek to encourage business growth and development in the community. They sponsor networking, education and training opportunities through a variety of seminars.
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Address:
P.O. Box 5025
High Point, NC 27262
Contact Info:
Tom Dayvault - 336-889-8151
Fax - 336-889-9499
Website:
http://www.highpointchamber.org/hppc/index.html
 

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 High Point Public Library
Provides workshops, access to market research and business plan assistance to library patrons.
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Address:
901 North Main Street
High Point, NC 27261-2530
Contact Info:
Kem Ellis - 336-883-3660
Fax - 336-883-3636
Website:
http://www.hipopl.org/
 

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 Inception Micro Angel Fund
The Inception Micro Angel Fund, LLC (IMAF) is a member-managed seed stage angel capital fund designed to capitalize on the growth in entrepreneurial activity and venture financing in the Triad area.
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Address:
1959 N. Peace Haven Rd. Suite 111
Winston Salem, NC 27106
Website:
http://www.inceptionmicroangelfund.com
 

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 Internal Revenue Service
One-stop resource for tax and financial information for small businesses.
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Address:
320 Federal Place
Greensboro, NC 27401
Contact Info:
336-378-2498
Website:
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/index.html
 

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 Internal Revenue Service - Child Care Links
The site contains a number of useful links that relate to the child care industry
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Website:
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/industries/article/0,,id=98679,00.html
 

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 Interstate Renewable Energy Council
Site contains information about renewable energy sources, training and certification programs, and incentives.
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Address:
P.O. Box 1156
Latham, NY 12110-1156
Contact Info:
518-458-6059
Website:
http://www.irecusa.org/
 

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 Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation works with partners to encourage entrepreneurship across America and improve the education of children and youth. The Foundation focuses its operations and grantmaking on two areas: entrepreneurship and education.
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Address:
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110
Contact Info:
816-932-1000
Website:
http://www.kauffman.org
 

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 Koury Convention Center - Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons
The Joseph S. Koury Convention Center/Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons boasts over 250,000 square feet of prime meeting and exhibition space expressly designed to fit any function. They have experienced Convention Service Coordinators to organize custom menus, state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, exhibition services, meeting and guest rooms.
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Address:
3121 High Point Road at I-40
Greensboro, NC 27407
Contact Info:
Kelly Harrell - 336-292-9161
Sales and Reservations - 800-242-6556
Website:
http://www.kourycenter.com/default.shtml
 

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 Minority Business Development Agency - US Dept. of Commerce
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is an entrepreneurially focused and innovative organization that actively promotes the growth and competitiveness of large, medium and small minority business enterprises.
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Address:
114 West Parrish Street, 5th Floor
Durham, NC 27702
Contact Info:
919-287-3198
1-877-500-MBDC
Website:
http://www.mbda.gov/
 

 

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 MoreBusiness.com
MoreBusiness.com provides information on marketing strategies, management techniques, financing options and business dicussion groups.
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Website:
http://www.morebusiness.com/
 

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 National Association for the Self Employed
National Association for the Self Employed is a membership organization with resources for microbusinesses. The NASE also offers a full range of benefits -- from access to legal services to investment.
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Address:
P.O. Box 612067, DFW Airport
Dallas, TX 75261-2067
Contact Info:
1-800-232-6273
Fax - 1-800-551-4446
Website:
http://www.nase.org/
 

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 National Association of Child Care Professionals
Provides members with resources related to the child care industry. Benefits include vendor discounts, industry news, information, and publications.
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Address:
P.O. Box 90723
Austin, TX 78709
Contact Info:
1-800-537-1118
Fax - 512-301-5080
Website:
http://www.naccp.org/
 

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 National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
NAWBO is an organization committed to empowering, encouraging, and developing women-owned businesses. NAWBO offers seminars, peer support, education, leadership training, and commercial discounts.
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Contact Info:
Jan Hinton, Chapter President - 336-650-1443
Website:
http://www.nawbo-triad.org/
 

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 National Child Care Information Center
The National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC), a service of the Child Care Bureau, is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that links parents, providers, policy-makers, researchers, and the public to early care and education information.
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Address:
10530 Rosehaven St., Suite 400
Fairfax, VA 22030
Contact Info:
800-616-2242
Fax - 800-716-2242
Website:
http://nccic.org/index.html
 

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 National Craft Association
NCA is the Information and Resource Center for the Professional Arts & Crafts Industry.
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Address:
2012 E. Ridge Rd., Suite 120
Rochester, NY 14622-2434
Contact Info:
1-800-715-9594
Fax - 585-785-3231
Website:
http://www.craftassoc.com/
 

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 National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care
The website provides resources concerning regulations, standards, health and safety tips and information applicable to child care settings.
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Address:
UCHSC at Fitzsimons, Campus Mail Stop F541; PO Box 6508
Aurora, CO 80045-0508
Contact Info:
1-800-598-5437
Fax - 303-724-0960
Website:
http://nrc.uchsc.edu/STATES/NC/northcarolina.htm
 

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 National Women's Business Council Economic Prosperity, Women and Access to Credit (Milken Institute)
A research report by the National Women’s Business Council and the Milken Institute that addresses critical breakthroughs in access to capital. The report examines best practices initiated by government, non-profits and financial institutions to address the demand for credit from one of the most dynamic new market sectors: women-owned business.
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Address:
1250 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Contact Info:
Milken Institute - 310-998-2600
Website:
http://www.milkeninstitute.org/pdf/women.pdf
 

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 NC @ Your Service
NC government portal for state resources and information. The Business page contains links to information, market research, and government programs.
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Website:
http://www.ncgov.com/asp/subpages/intention.asp?P=1&I=37
 

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 NC A&T State University
North Carolina A & T State University assists small businesses through education, market research, and business counseling.
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Address:
1601 E. Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411
Contact Info:
336-334-7500
336-334-7946
Website:
http://www.ncat.edu/
 

 

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 NC A&T State University - Division of Research - Office of Technology Transfer & Commercialization
OTTC manages NC A&T's Intellectual Property through a process that transfers its technology while simultaneously providing technology-driven business and economic benefits to the constituents served in the course of enhancing its research and educational environments. Where sufficient, OTTC licenses its available technology to interested commercial partners. Where warranted, NC A&T is positioned to employ a more direct commercialization process. NC A & T participates in facilitating the creation of new development-stage entities based on its technology.
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Address:
1601 E. Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27410
Contact Info:
Dr. N. Radhakrishnan (Radha) - 336-334-7995
Fax - 336-334-7086
Website:
http://dor.ncat.edu/
 

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 NC A&T State University - Purchasing
Provides procurement and travel services; assists faculty, staff and students in securing supplies, material, equipment and contractual services.
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Address:
1601 E. Market St.
Greensboro, NC 27401
Contact Info:
336-334-7555
Website:
http://businessfinance.ncat.edu/Busmgr/Purchase/Purch1.htm
 

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 NC A&T State University Cooperative Extension Program
The Cooperative Extension program through N.C. A & T has developed a number of programs and resources designed to help small-scale farmers compete and succeed.
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Address:
1601 E. Market St.
Greensboro, NC 27401
Contact Info:
336-334-7956
Website:
http://www.ag.ncat.edu/extension/
 

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 NC A&T/UNCG Technology Outreach at Nussbaum
Technology Outreach at Nussbaum is a partnership among North Carolina A&T State University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship. The program is designed to create an operation that facilitates technology transfer and commercialization, and business development.
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Address:
2007 Yanceyville St Suite 3601
Greensboro, NC 27405
Contact Info:
Wayne Szafranski - 336-256-1251
fax - 336-256-1252
Website:
http://www.tech-outreach.org
 

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 NC Agricultural Finance Authority
Provides links to various North Carolina state agricultural loans.
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Address:
P.O. Box 27908
Raleigh, NC 27611-7908
Contact Info:
Dr. Frank Bordeaux - 919-790-3949
Fax - 919-733-1460
Website:
http://www.stateagfinance.org/northcarolina.html
 

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 NC Board of Science and Technology
The North Carolina Board of Science and Technology encourages, promotes and supports scientific, engineering, and industrial research applications in North Carolina.
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Address:
1326 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1326
Contact Info:
Dr. Robert McMahan - 919-733-6500
Fax - 919-733-8356
Website:
http://www.ncscienceandtechnology.com/
 

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 NC Cooperative Extension
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service works to teach the public how to: ensure the sustainability of agriculture, forestry, and a safe food supply: strengthen the economic and social structure of families; encourage the economic and social development of communities; protect and improve the environment; and to help people address problems through public policy education.
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Address:
Guilford County Center, 3309 Burlington Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27405
Contact Info:
Brenda Morris - 336-375-5876
Fax - 336-375-2295
Website:
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/guilford/
 

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 NC Dept. of Adminstration - Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB)
This office serves as an advocate for minority, women and disabled-owned businesses in their efforts to conduct business with the State of North Carolina. Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) consist of minority, women and disabled business firms that are at least fifty-one percent owned and operated by an individual(s) of the aforementioned categories. Also included in this category are disabled business enterprises and non-profit work centers for the blind and severely disabled. ThE HUB office provides vendors access to on-line vendor registration, conducts on-line HUB designation, and provides technical assistance and training on how to conduct business with government purchasing and construction activities.
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Address:
1336 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1336
Contact Info:
919-807-2330
Fax - 919-807-2335
Website:
http://www.doa.state.nc.us/hub/
 

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 NC Dept. of Agriculture - NC Agritourism
NC Agritourism offers resources and ideas on how to start an agritourism based business
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Contact Info:
Martha Glass - 919-733-7887
Website:
http://www.agr.state.nc.us/agritourism/index.htm
 

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 NC Dept. of Commerce
The NC Department of Commerce is North Carolina's lead agency for economic, community and workforce development. The website provides links to multiple agencies within the NC system.
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Address:
301 North Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27699-4301
Contact Info:
919-733-4151
Website:
http://www.nccommerce.com/
 

 

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 NC Dept. of Commerce - Commerce Finance Center
The Commerce Finance Center provides information about financial alternatives that are available to North Carolina businesses.
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Address:
4318 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4318
Contact Info:
919-733-5297
Fax - 919-715-5297
Website:
http://www.nccommerce.com/finance/
 

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 NC Dept. of Commerce - Business Recruitment
Business Recruitment, a division of the North Carolina Department of Commerce, provides assistance with the cost of doing business, market research, site selection, environmental issues and incentive questions.
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Address:
4310 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4310
Contact Info:
Bo Gregory - 919-733-4977
fax - 919-733-9299
Website:
http://www.investnc.com
 

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 NC Dept. of Commerce - Business ServiCenter
Business ServiCenter, a division of the North Carolina Department of Commerce, advises businesses about existing programs and resources that are designed to improve company profitability.
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Address:
4310 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4310
Contact Info:
Annette Ragan - 866-259-9846
Fax - 919-715-2855
Website:
http://www.nccommerce.com/servicenter/
 

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 NC Dept. of Commerce - Industrial Revenue Bonds
Financial incentive for manufacturers that may be used only for land, building and equipment.
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Address:
Commerce Finance Center, Department of Commerce,4318 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4318
Contact Info:
919-733-5297
Website:
http://www.nccommerce.com/finance/incentives/irb/
 

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 NC Dept. of Commerce - International Trade Division
International Trade, a division of the North Carolina Department of Commerce, provides expert assistance to North Carolina businesses seeking to take advantage of overseas market opportunities.
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Address:
4320 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4320
Contact Info:
919-733-7193
Fax - 919-733-0110
Website:
http://www.exportnc.com
 

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 NC Dept. of Commerce - Job Development Investment Grant Program
Job Development Investment Grant Program is intended to stimulate the economic activity and to create new jobs for the citizens of North Carolina by recruiting new businesses, and by encouraging, and promoting the expansion of existing business and industry within the State.
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Address:
301 N. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Contact Info:
Stewart Dickinson - 919-715-6560
Website:
http://www.nccommerce.com/finance/incentives/jdig/
 

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 NC Dept. of Commerce - N.C. Division of Community Assistance
The NC Division of Community Assistance oversees the Development Zone Program, and the Community Development Block Grant Program, along with various community development programs.
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Address:
4313 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4313
Contact Info:
Gloria Nance-Sims, Director - 919-733-2853
Gail Brock - 919-733-2850
Fax
Website:
http://www.dca.commerce.state.nc.us/
 

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 NC Dept. of Commerce - NC-DOC COMPOSITE BOND PROGRAM (IRB)
The Composite Bond Program, under a combination of state and federal law, permits a manufacturer to access funds for capital improvements (Real Property or Machinery and Equipment) at a tax-exempt interest rate. The Program looks to bring together a group of borrowers and issue the Bonds collectively through the North Carolina Capital Facilities Finance Agency.
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Address:
4301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4301
Contact Info:
Jane Goswick - 919-733-3735
Mary Mae Johnson - 919-733-0886
Website:
http://www.nccommerce.com/finance/incentives/cb/cb_overview.asp
 

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 NC Dept. of Commerce - One North Carolina Fund
Companies receive money from the Fund for the installation or purchase of equipment, structural repairs, or improvements, or the construction of or improvements to building utilities.
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Address:
301 N. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Contact Info:
Stewart Dickinson - 919-715-6560
Website:
http://www.nccommerce.com/finance/incentives/onenc/
 

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 NC Dept. of Commerce - State Development Zone Program
North Carolina's State Development Zone program offers incentives for businesses that locate in one of over 50 development zones, typically impoverished areas within municipal limits.
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Address:
4313 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4313
Contact Info:
Gail Brock - 919-733-2850
Fax - 919-733-5262
Website:
http://www.dca.commerce.state.nc.us/zones/
 

 

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 NC Dept. of Commerce - William S. Lee Tax Credits
North Carolina offers several business-related tax credits to eligible tax payers: the Job Creation Tax Credit, the Investment Tax Credit, the Worker Training Tax Credit, the Research and Development Tax Credit, and the Central Administrative Office Credit.
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Address:
4301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4301
Contact Info:
Fatima Akhtar - 919-715-6558
Website:
http://www.nccommerce.com/finance/incentives/tax/
 

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 NC Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources
DENR offers technical assistance to businesses, farmers, local governments, and the public. The Customer Service Center's Small Business Ombudsman/Assistance Program helps small businesses understand and comply with environmental requirements and resolve environmental problems.
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Address:
1601 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1601
Contact Info:
919-733-4984
Fax - 919-715-3060
Website:
http://www.enr.state.nc.us/
 

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 NC Dept. of Revenue
Tax information, instructions and forms for small business owners in North Carolina.
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Address:
5 Centerview Drive, Lenoir Building, Koger Center
Greensboro, NC 27407
Contact Info:
1-877-252-3052
Website:
http://www.dor.state.nc.us/business/
 

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 NC Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development
The Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development works to strengthen the state’s tourism, film and sports industries.
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Address:
317 S. Greene St
Greensboro, NC 27401
Contact Info:
336-274-2282
336-230-1183
Website:
http://www.nccommerce.com/tourism/
 

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 NC E-Procurement @ Your Service
Vendor registration with E-Procurement allows individuals and businesses to transact business with the State.
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Contact Info:
Help Desk - 888-211-7440
Website:
http://www.ncgov.com/eprocurement/asp/section/ep_index.asp
 

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 NC Institute of Minority Economic Development
The NC Institute of Minority Economic Development works to foster the establishment and growth of minority-owned businesses in America. The organization offers credit counseling, funding assistance, business plan reviews, workshops and much more.
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Address:
114 W. Parrish Street, 5th fl.
Durham, NC 27702
Contact Info:
919-287-3198
Fax - 919-688-8478
Website:
http://www.ncimed.com/
 

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 NC Military Business Center
The NC Military Business Center is a one-stop shop that allows businesses to access government contracts & purchasing opportunities, and provides assistance in finding opportunities, developing proposals, bidding, and completing military business.
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Address:
P.O. Box 1748, 515 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28302
Contact Info:
910-323-4587
1-877-245-5520
Fax
Website:
http://www.ncmbc.us/
 

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 NC Qualified Business Investment Tax Credit Program
The Qualified Business Investment Tax Credit Program offers investors in certain types of businesses a credit against state tax liability which can be as much as 25% of the amount invested
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Address:
Department of the Secretary of State, Securities Division, P.O. Box 29622
Raleigh, NC 27626-0525
Contact Info:
919-733-3924
Fax - 919-821-0818
Website:
http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/bustax/
 

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 NC Rural Economic Development Center
The NC Rural Economic Development Center works to stimulate and support the development of micro, small and medium-size enterprises in North Carolina's 85 rural counties.
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Address:
4021 Carya Drive
Raleigh, 27610
Contact Info:
Thomas W. Lambeth, chairman - 919-250-4314
Billy Ray Hall, president
Fax
Website:
http://www.ncruralcenter.org/
 

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 NC Solar Center
The center serves as a clearinghouse for solar and other renewable energy programs, information, research, technical assistance, and training.
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Address:
Box 7401, North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7401
Contact Info:
Dr. Alex Hobbs, Director - 919-515-5666
Anne Tazewell - 1-800-33-NCSUN
Fax
Website:
http://www.ncsc.ncsu.edu/
 

 

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 NC State Ports Tax Credit - N.C. State Ports Authority
Businesses and individuals who pay North Carolina state income tax and use North Carolina state ports can qualify for tax credits on inbound and outbound cargo.
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Address:
2202 Burnett Boulevard
Wilmington, NC 28402
Contact Info:
800-334-0682
Fax - 910-343-6225
Website:
http://www.ncports.com/
 

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 NC Technological Development Authority
The NC Technological Development Authority specializes in using business incubation, venture capital, technology transfer and rural initiatives to commercialize promising business opportunities.
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Address:
PO Box 13169
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3169
Contact Info:
919-990-8558
Fax - 919-558-0156
Website:
http://www.nctda.org/
 

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 NEIT (New and Expanding Industry Training)
The North Carolina Community College System's NEIT Program (New and Expanding Industry Training) is available to those firms creating at least 2 new jobs in the state. NEIT pays for instructory's wages and travel expenses (even if the trainer is a company employee), as well as classroom materials. If a suitable training facility is not available on-site, employers may utilize a community college classroom.
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Contact Info:
Phil King, Guilford contact - 336-334-4822
Website:
http://www.ncccs.cc.nc.us/Business_and_Industry/neit.htm
 

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 New Markets Venture Capital Program
Grants given to New Markets Venture Capital Companies that seek to promote economic development and the creation of wealth and job opportunities in low-income (LI) geographic areas. Small businesses seeking direct financing and/or operational assistance should contact an NMVC program participant.
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Website:
http://www.sba.gov/INV/NMVC/overview.html
 

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 North Carolina Biotechnology Center
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center is a private, non-profit corporation that supports biotechnology research, business and education statewide
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Address:
15 T.W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Contact Info:
919-541-9366
Website:
http://www.ncbiotech.org/
 

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 North Carolina Biotechnology Center Piedmont Triad Office
The Piedmont Triad office of the NC Biotechnology Center provides assistance and support to the biotechnology creation and expansion efforts in the region.
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Address:
391 Technology Way • Suite 198
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Contact Info:
Gwyn F. Riddick - 336-725-6671
Fax
Website:
http://www.ncbiotech.org
 

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 North Carolina Incentives for Renewable Energy
The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy. Incentives are for corporate, community and residential uses.
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Address:
North Carolina Solar Center, Campus Box 7401, North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7401
Contact Info:
Steve Kalland - 919-270-4649
Fax - 919-515-5778
Website:
http://www.dsireusa.org/library/includes/map.cfm?State=NC&CurrentPageId=1
 

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 North Carolina Restaurant Association
NCRA works to protect, promote, inform and improve the restaurant industry in North Carolina. In addition, they provide a host of products and services--from discount training programs to group health insurance that help members stay ahead of the game.
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Address:
6036 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Contact Info:
919-844-0098
Fax - 919-844-0190
Website:
http://ncra.org/index.cfm
 

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 Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship, Inc.
The Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship operates a business incubator located near the center of Greensboro. The incubator is designed to support non-retail, new or emerging businesses in the service and light manufacturing arena. The Center provides modestly priced office and light manufacturing space along with shared support services such as business counseling, receptionist, copier, fax, mail boxes, word processing, etc.
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Address:
2007 Yanceyville St.
Greensboro, NC 27405
Contact Info:
Sam Funchess, Director - 336-379-5001
Fax - 336-379-5020
Website:
http://www.nussbaumcfe.com/
 

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 Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
The website contains a listing of services and programs provided to small businesses (including veteran-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, HUBZone, disadvantaged and women-owned) businesses on transportation-related contracting opportunities.
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Address:
400 7th Street, S.W., Room 9414
Washington, DC 20590
Contact Info:
1-800-532-1169
Fax - 202-366-7538
Website:
http://osdbuweb.dot.gov/index.cfm
 

 

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 Piedmont Angel Network, LLC
The mission of the Piedmont Angel Network is to profit from investing in seed or early stages companies with significant growth potential, generating a return commensurate with the risk. This is being accomplished through a Member managed LLC, whereby the investors bring added value to the process. The value is added before, during and after the investment by calling upon their industry experience, functional experience and networks.
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Address:
2007 Yanceyville Street, Box 69
Greensboro, NC 27405
Contact Info:
Lou Anne Flanders - 336-235-0941
Website:
http://www.piedmontangelnetwork.com
 

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 Piedmont Triad Entrepreneurial Network
PTEN helps to create and accelerate the growth of entrepreneurial companies in the Piedmont Triad region by providing resource networks, capital, and university research technology.
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Address:
7025 Albert Pick Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27409
Contact Info:
Jon Obermeyer - 336-605-4777
Fax - 336-668-3160
Website:
http://www.pten.org/
 

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 Piedmont Triad Film Commission
Provides resources, capabilities and support for filmmakers filming in the region, and promotes the region as the preferred location for filming.
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Address:
7800 Airport Center Drive, Suite 103
Greensboro, NC 27409
Contact Info:
Rebecca Clark Mills, Director - 336-393-0001
Fax - 336-668-3749
Website:
http://www.piedmontfilm.com/
 

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 Piedmont Triad Partnership
The Piedmont Triad Partnership is devoted to marketing the 2 counties of the Piedmont Triad for business expansions and relocations. This site provides information on the business and labor climate, as well as a searchable database of available sites and buildings in the region.
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Address:
7025 Albert Pick Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27409
Contact Info:
Don Kirkman - 336-668-4556
Penny Whiteheart
Website:
http://www.piedmonttriadnc.com
 

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 Salem Capital Partners, LP
Salem Capital Partners, Limited Partnership is a private venture capital fund that seeks long-term capital appreciation with privately held companies located in the Southeastern United States.
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Address:
PO Box 24785
Winston-Salem, NC 27114-4785
Contact Info:
336-768-9343
Fax - 336-768-6471
Website:
http://www.salemcapital.com
 

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 SBA - SOHO Loan Program (through SBTDC)
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Address:
2007 Yanceyville St.
Greensboro, NC 27405
Contact Info:
Janie Robbins - 336-334-7005
336- 334-7073
Website:
http://www.innovativebank.com/site/loan_soho.html
 

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 SBA - BLX Loan Program (through SBTDC)
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Address:
2007 Yanceyville St.
Greensboro, NC 27405
Contact Info:
Janie Robbins - 336- 334- 7005
fax - 336- 334-7073
Website:
http://www.blxonline.com/community_express.cfm
 

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 SBA - Office of Women's Business Ownership
SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership provides programs that address business training and technical assistance. The site contains links to networking opportunities, credit and capital, federal contracts, and international trade opportunities.
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Address:
409 Third Street SW, Fourth Floor
Washington, DC 20416
Contact Info:
202-205-6673
Website:
http://www.onlinewbc.gov/about_us.html
 

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 Self Help Credit Union
The nonprofit Center for Community Self-Help and its financing affiliates, Self-Help Credit Union and Self-Help Ventures Fund, comprise one of the nation’s leading community development financial institutions (CDFI). They work to create ownership and economic opportunities for minorities, women, rural residents, and low-wealth families.
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Address:
122 North Elm Street, Suite 810
Greensboro, NC 27401
Contact Info:
336-378-1840
Website:
http://www.self-help.org/
 

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 Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
SCORE consists of retired executives dedicated to helping the small business commmunity through no-fee mentoring, business counseling and low cost workshops and seminars.
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Address:
400 West Market St., Suite 103
Greensboro, NC 27401-2241
Contact Info:
336-333-5399
Website:
http://www.scoregso.org/
 

 

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 Service Corps of Retired Executives Association (SCORE)
SCORE consists of retired executives dedicated to helping the small business commmunity through no-fee mentoring, business counseling and low cost workshops and seminars.
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Address:
1634 North Main St.
High Point, NC 27262
Contact Info:
Leslie Flippo - (336) 882-8625
Gene Bohi
Website:
http://www.highpointscore.org
 

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 Small Business Administration (SBA)
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) aids, counsels, assists and protects the interests of small business concerns. SBA programs include technical assistance (training & counseling), financial assistance, contracting assistance, disaster assistance recovery, special interests, advocacy, laws & regulations, and civil rights compliance.
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Address:
6302 Fairview Road, Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28210
Contact Info:
1-800-827-5722
Website:
http://www.sbaonline.sba.gov
 

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 Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
The SBTDC provides assistance with business research, marine trades, export financial services, government procurement, and Technology Commercialization and SBIR. The program is a business development service of the University of North Carolina operated in partnership with the US Small Business Administration (SBA). There are 7 sites across North Carolina.
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Address:
2007 Yanceyville St.
Greensboro, NC 27405
Contact Info:
Janie Robbins - 336.334-7005 x2224
Mac McCumber - 336.334-7005 x2223
Blair Abee
Website:
http://sbtdc.org
 

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 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) (through SBTDC)
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive three-phase award system for specific research and development needs of the Federal government. The SBTDC is the primary provider of assistance to NC firms interested in pursuing SBIR and STTR funding.
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Address:
608 Airport Rd., Suite B
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-5703
Contact Info:
John Ujvari - 919-962-3291
Website:
http://www.ncsbir.org
 

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 Small Business Resource by Reni Publishing, Inc.
Online guide to North Carolina business resources. The site is designed to help small business owners and entrepreneurs solve problems and locate key public and private organizations and individuals.
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Address:
150 Third Street SW
Winter Haven, FL 33880
Contact Info:
(800) 274-2812
Website:
http://www.reni.net/guides/
 

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 Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) (through SBTDC)
The STTR program is closely associated with the SBIR program and assistance to both programs is provided by the SBTDC. Federally funded grants are available through a highly competitive three phase award system.
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Address:
608 Airport Road, Suite B
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-5703
Contact Info:
John Ujvari - 919-962.3291
Website:
http://www.ncsbir.org
 

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 SourceHorizon
A free service that helps machine shops better compete for federal contracts by connecting with potential customers and assisting with federal bid procedures.
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Address:
2007 Yanceyville St.
Greensboro, NC 27405
Contact Info:
Perry Gathings - 336.272-9394
Website:
http://www.sourceauthority.com
 

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 Special Events & Tourism Related Activities Committee Grants Program
The Special Events and Tourism Related Activities Committee (SETRAC) is designed for the enhancement, promotion and marketing of tourism and culturally-related events and activities in the Greensboro/Guilford County area (excluding High Point and Jamestown). This grant program is administered by the Greensboro Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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Address:
317 South Greene Street
Greensboro, NC 27401-2615
Contact Info:
Gayle Murphy - 336-274-2615
Website:
http://www.greensboronc.org/grant.cfm
 

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 Telecommunications Development Fund (TDF)
Telecommunications Development Fund assists technology and services companies in the seed and early stages and in select later stages.
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Address:
1850 K Street NW Suite 1075
Washington, DC 20006
Contact Info:
202-293-8840
202-293-8850
Website:
http://www.tdfund.com/
 

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 The Foundation Center Online
The Foundation Center is a source of information on private philanthropy in the United States, helping grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public better understand the field of philanthropy. The web site offers instruction on funding research, help with proposal writing, tools for locating prospective funders, news and research on the field, and help locating libraries and training classes.
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Address:
79 Fifth Avenue/16th Street
New York, NY 10003-3076
Contact Info:
New York Headquarters - 212-620-4230
Atlanta Field Office - 404-880-0094
Website:
http://foundationcenter.org/
 

 

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 Trade Adjustment for Firms
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAA) is a federal program that provides financial assistance to manufacturers affected by import competition.
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Address:
760 Spring Street, N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30308
Contact Info:
404-894-3858
Fax - 404-894-8194
Website:
http://www.taacenters.org/
 

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 TREBIC (Triad Real Estate and Business Industry Coalition)
TREBIC is a triad area building industry educational and lobbying organization.
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Address:
115 S. Westgate Dr.
Greensboro, NC 27407
Contact Info:
Marlene Sanford - 336.855-1453
Website:
http://www.trebic.org
 

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 Triangle Clean Cities Coalition
The Coalition is focused on increasing the number of alternative fuel vehicles on the road and the availability of alternative fuels through joint ventures, technical assistance, and incentive grants. The site provides information on available fuels, locations and grants that are related to its manufacture and use.
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Contact Info:
Tobin Freid - 919-558-9400
Website:
http://www.trianglecleancities.org/
 

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 UNCG Office of Business and Economic Research
The Office of Business and Economic Research at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro performs high-quality applied research in economic policy and business practice, drawing on the expertise of the faculty of the Bryan School of Business and Economics. Site offers regional data and a Triad Business Index.
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Address:
460 Bryan Building, PO Box 26165
Greensboro, NC 27402-6165
Contact Info:
336-334-5464
Fax - 336-334-4089
Website:
http://www.uncg.edu/bae/ober/
 

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 UNCG Purchasing
Responsible for purchasing for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
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Address:
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
Contact Info:
Elaine Ayers, Director - 336-334-4673
336-334-5515
Website:
http://purchasing.uncg.edu/
 

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 UNCG Small Business Program
The Small Business Program at UNCG provides assistance to small businesses through direct counseling, email counseling, and workshops. Staff is also available for outreach activities, such as workshops, seminars or other kinds of meetings.
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Address:
PO Box 26165
Greensboro, NC 27402-6165
Contact Info:
Bud Miles - 336-334-4527
Steve Lucas - 336-334-4528
Website:
http://library.uncg.edu/depts/docs/us/smallbusiness.html
 

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 US Chamber of Commerce
A number of resources are available for chamber members: newsletters, business toolkits, model business documents and financial templates. Some of the services are for members only, but much of the information is readily available to web users.
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Address:
1615 H St NW
Washington, DC 20062-2000
Contact Info:
202-659-6000
Customer Service - 800-638-6582
Website:
http://www.uschamber.com/sb/focus/default
 

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 US Defense Contracts - US Defense Logistics Agency
The Defense Logistics Agency is a logistics combat support agency whose primary role is to provide supplies and services to America's military forces worldwide. Customers and vendors can access links to buying and selling opportunities and information technology support.
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Address:
8725 John J. Kingman Road
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Contact Info:
DLA Small Business Office - 703-767-1662
Website:
http://www.dla.mil/
 

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 US Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center
Export.gov provides online trade resources and one-on-one assistance for international businesses.
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Address:
342 N. Elm St
Greensboro, NC 27401
Contact Info:
John Schmonsees - 336.333.5345
Website:
http://www.export.gov/
 

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 US Department of Energy
The site provides links to federal and state programs that are offered to small businesses. These benefits include loans, grants, and tax incentives to businesses who make energy efficient and renewable energy changes.
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Address:
State Energy Office, 1340 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1340
Contact Info:
Mr. Larry Shirley, Director - 919-733-2230
Fax - 919-733-2953
Website:
http://www.eere.energy.gov/financing/smallbus.html
 

 

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 US Small Business Administration
The US Small Business Administration is a business development service of the federal government. They provide education, workshops, market research, technology counseling and information about loans and grants.
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Address:
6302 Fairview Road
Charlotte, NC 28210
Contact Info:
April Gonzalez - 704-344-6811
Fax - 704-344-6769
Website:
http://www.sba.gov
 

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 USDA Farm Loans Program
The Farm Service Agency, a division of the USDA, makes direct and guaranteed farm ownership (FO) and operating loans (OL) to family-size farmers and ranchers who cannot obtain commercial credit from a bank, Farm Credit System institution, or other lender.
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Address:
3309 Burlington Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27405-7605
Contact Info:
Rodney Speas - 336-375-5401
Fax - 336-375-4831
Website:
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/dafl/default.htm
 

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 VetBiz.gov, U.S. Department of Veterans Affair
VetBiz.gov is a federal web portal for veterans in business. The site contains links and articlies to assist and encourage veteran-owned businesses. VetBiz.gov is used both as an information source for veterans, and by anyone who desires to support veteran-owned businesses.
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Address:
The Center for Veterans Enterprise (00VE), 810 Vermont Avenue, N. W.
Washington, DC 20420
Contact Info:
1-866-584-2344
Website:
http://www.vetbiz.gov
 

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 WomenBiz.Gov
WomenBiz.Gov provides information and links specifically focused on the woman business owner interested in doing business with the federal government. Information is organized into five specific stages that a woman business owner should go through as she begins to explore whether the federal government is the right customer for her. This site also features useful links to federal government Web sites, and information about upcoming procurement-related events.
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Website:
http://www.womenbiz.gov/
 

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