Small Business Resources

Congratulations on your decision to embark on a new small business venture in the Durham and Triangle region. Small businesses are a vital component of our community and business ecosystem. Below is a list of resources to help your business from ideation to implementation.

City of Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development Small Business ServicesResources for training and events, financial resources, and permitting.
Durham Chamber of Commerce Small Biz SeriesA virtual content driven workshop for those seeking professional development and to sharpen their business skills.
Durham County Public Library Business ResourcesFree workforce and business information services, program, and resources. Support throughout the entire entrepreneurship process, from ideation to implementation.
Durham Small Business CollaborationBusiness plan and marketing strategy development, financing, management skills training, and business counseling.
EDPNC Small Business AdvisorsFree service for anyone seeking to start a small business in North Carolina. Includes a business planning checklist and contact information for advisors.
NC Institute of Minority Economic DevelopmentProvides meaningful education and training, growth strategies and technical assistance for diverse businesses at various stages of business.
NC Start My BusinessRegister your business, obtain licenses and permits, apply for sales and use tax number, apply for EIN, obtain insurance, and more.
SCOREBusiness mentors.
The Small Business Center at Durham Technical Community CollegeProvides startup and existing entrepreneurs with information and tools needed to develop business ideas to become viable, sustainable, profitable, and successful.
Small Business Center NetworkFree one-on-one business counseling services, resource and referral information, and seminars
Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)Management counseling and education services to small and mid-sized businesses.
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