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Small Business & Technology Development Center


Organized as an inter-institutional program of the University of North Carolina, operated in partnership with the SBA, the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) is the primary organization through which the State of North Carolina provides counseling and technical assistance to the business community. The SBTDC's mission is to support the growth and development of North Carolina's economy by encouraging entrepreneurship, assisting in the creation and expansion of small businesses, and facilitating technology development and transfer.


The Cape Fear SBTDC's primary focus is in-depth, one-on-one, confidential counseling. Assistance is provided free-of-charge to the small business owners or aspiring entrepreneurs. As the only full-service counseling resource statewide, the SBTDC helps with the myriad of tasks facing a business owner including assessing the feasibility of a business idea, preparing a business plan, finding sources of capital loan package preparation, developing marketing strategies, and improving operations and human resource management.

Businesses served since 1984: 50,000


Cape Fear SBTDC
Room 130, School of Business & Economics Building
(910) 672-1727

A Constituent Institution of The University of North Carolina