This morning’s Chamber U featured three funding/business plan resources for our small business owners. Below is a summary of each – please email or call them to schedule an appointment to review your plan and to discuss any adjustments that need to be made. They all emphasized that it is the RELATIONSHIP you create with them that makes a difference!

1. Generations Credit Union: Generations’ designation as a community development credit union (CDCU) is unique, allowing us to serve our members beyond the reach of banks and mainstream credit unions. As a CDCU, Generations is able to accept non-member deposits, secondary capital, grants, and low-interest loans from the state and federal government. This access to funds allows Generations to grow, better positioning us to preserve the roots of the credit unions we inherited, helping them grow and prosper.

Contact Info: Jim McLean, (919) 683-2000  123 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27701  www.gencomcu.org

2. SCORE  http://www.score.org/contact:  SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for nearly fifty years.  Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of 13,000+ volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at very low cost. Our 364 chapters hold events and workshops locally across the U.S. and its territories, and match up entrepreneurs with local, volunteer mentors.

We can provide:  Mentoring, Local Workshops, Online Workshops, Templates & Tools

Contact Info: Phone: (919) 968-6894  John Kiley  104 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

 3. BB&T Commercial Business Banking  http://bbt.com/bbtdotcom/business/start.page

We can help you with Growing a Business

Plan and take the next logical steps with analytical tools, calculators, and tutorials designed to help you advance your small business to the next level.

Reach out to them if you want to: Obtain Financing

Take Care of My Employees

Manage Payables/Receivables

Optimize My Cash Flow

Protect My Assets

Efficiently Deposit Money

Contact info:  (919) 941-7757 Jacob Wright  jawright@bbandt.com