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.
Resource Website City of Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development Small Business Services Resources for training and events, financial resources, and permitting. Durham Chamber of Commerce Small Biz Series A virtual content driven workshop for those seeking professional development and to sharpen their business skills. Durham County Public Library Business Resources Free workforce and business information services, program, and resources. Support throughout the entire entrepreneurship process, from ideation to implementation. Durham Small Business Collaboration Business plan and marketing strategy development, financing, management skills training, and business counseling. EDPNC Small Business Advisors Free 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 Development Provides meaningful education and training, growth strategies and technical assistance for diverse businesses at various stages of business. NC Start My Business Register your business, obtain licenses and permits, apply for sales and use tax number, apply for EIN, obtain insurance, and more. SCORE Business mentors. The Small Business Center at Durham Technical Community College Provides startup and existing entrepreneurs with information and tools needed to develop business ideas to become viable, sustainable, profitable, and successful. Small Business Center Network Free 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.