The resource list highlights some of our non-profit and public partners. It does not include resources from for-profit entities.
Kerr-Tar COG Micro-Enterprise Loan
Any for-profit business in Kerr-Tar Region may apply. Funds for startups or expansion of existing business. Loan amounts range from $5,000 – $25,000. Interest rate is fixed, and repayment terms can vary by project.
Town of Warrenton Revolving Loan
For businesses and startups in the C-1 Central Business District of Warrenton. Loans from $1,000 – $20,000. Interest rate is prime market, and repayment terms vary by project.
Rural Center financing arm providing small business loans, coaching, and tools for nurturing professional connections. Loans up to $50,000 for startups and $100,000 for existing businesses.
Carolina Small Business Development Fund
501(c)(3) non-profit offering a wide range of loan terms, technical assistance, and small business coaching.
Peers and Mentors
Small Business Technology Center
The SBTDC provides management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses. Most services are free of charge, and all are confidential.
EDPNC Small Business Advisors
Free one-on-one phone consultations for people interested in starting a business, small business owners in need of general support, and entrepreneurs interested in moving to North Carolina.
Mentors, workshops, templates, and resources to help you grow and do business.
Offers technical assistance and training for diverse businesses, as well as debt and investment capital
A 501c3 that offers competitive grants and programs for entrepreneurs
VGCC Small Business Center
The VGCC SBC provides training and assistance both in a classroom or one-on-one setting for new and established entrepreneurs in the region. Most services are free.
HCC Small Business Center
The HCC SBC provides training and assistance both in a classroom or one-on-one setting for new and established entrepreneurs in the region. Most services are free.
Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce
Spanning five counties and two states, the Lake Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce provides connections and ample exposure for member businesses.
Staffing and Training
A complete set of employment tools for job seekers in North Carolina. Search jobs, create résumés, find education and training.
VGCC Workforce Development
VGCC Continuing Education helps you gain basic academic skills, job training, and retraining skills, along with personal growth and cultural programs
NC Secretary of State
A wealth of information and resources for starting and running your business in NC. File for a business license, search for business names, and much more
The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina is a valuable resource for starting and doing business of all kinds in North Carolina