Whether just starting or growing by leaps and bounds, listed below are helpful resources that can assist you in maximizing your business potential. Keywords include: Certification, Construction, Financing, How to Do Business, How to Start/Grow Your Business, Networking.
This is a free database of funding sources. It searches over 3,600 sources of capital. It has expert step-by-step manuals that instruct you on how to prepare and present a successful funding request and the art and science of obtaining venture (or investor) capital.
Nonprofit small business development corporation. Provides micro-financing ($500-$25,000) assistance through the SBA, the NC Rural Center, and ACCION.
Anyone who conducts business in the City of Greenville must obtain a Privilege License, except for businesses that are specifically exempted by state or federal statute. To find more information, click here.
Step by Step Guide for how to prepare and market yourself for business with the federal government.
Procurement Technical Assistance Counselor (PTAC)
Counselors located within Small Business Technology and Development Centers help businesses obtain contracts by providing comprehensive assistance in selling products and services to local, state and federal government entities.
Offers free seminars, business counseling, and a business resource center for the training and preparation of small business owners. Sample seminar topics include business start-up, accounting/payroll, marketing/sales, finance, and management/human resources. Classes are also available online.
Business development service of The University of North Carolina, operated in partnership with the US Small Business Administration (SBA) located on the campus of East Carolina University. Focuses on one-on-one business counseling. Website also links to start-up business guides, licensing/permit guides, etc.
SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a a network of both working and retired executives and business owners who provide resources online and through mentors located throughout the United States. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
IBM and IFC created a free, small business toolkit specifically for women and minority entrepreneurs to provide business information, tools and training services usually reserved for Fortune 1000 companies.
In today’s job market, employers are increasingly looking for applicants to have internship and work experience. ECU Career Services is committed to help match students with quality internships and full-time positions. Our internship program serves to provide companies with top-notch students who have the skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm to achieve their greatest potential. To take advantage of internship opportunities, contact Susanne Killian.
Provides entrepreneurs easy access to resources needed to maximize their potential and enable them to launch products, services, ideas and inventions to the market. Connect's a network of nonprofit resource organizations that provide business-building services for small businesses.
Networking association for minority business owners of the Greenville/Pitt County area co-sponsored by the City of Greenville and Greenville-Pitt Chamber of Commerce. Our mission is to foster supportive networks for the education, opportunity, and empowerment of minority business owners.
For more information, contact Ferdinand A. Rouse, 252.329.4462 or Amanda Meyer, 252.752.4101. To complete a membership application, please click here.
A volunteer organization of business, professional, industrial, and community leaders working to create and maintain a healthy business environment. The Chamber’s Mission is to serve its members by strengthening the business environment; enhancing the quality of life; communicating the views of business and supporting constructive initiatives on major issues of public policy.
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