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Small businesses that experienced hardship or disruptions due to COVID-19 are still eligible to apply for the Durham Small Business Opportunity Loan Fund, a business recovery program presented by the City of Durham and Durham County and administered by Carolina Small Business Development Fund (CSBDF). Known previously in 2020 as the Small Business Recovery Fund, […]

What’s this all about? Are you thinking about starting a new business? Or have you been in business less than two years and want to expand? Running your own business is exciting and sometimes overwhelming and costly. (MORE DETAILS HERE) In an effort to promote business growth in Northeast Franklin County, NC, as well as […]

The N.C. Department of Revenue (NCDOR) plans to launch the application for Phase 2 of the Business Recovery Grant (BRG) program on Monday, May 2, 2022, with changes to the program’s eligibility criteria allowing many additional businesses to qualify for these grants.  BRG will issue a payment to an eligible North Carolina business that suffered […]

The City of Raleigh’s Building Up-fit Grant encourages growth and development by assisting property owners and businesses with improvements, renovations, and/or additions to the interior of their commercial property.  MORE DETAILS HERE Find out: How to apply | Priority areas | Program brochure | Up-fit Grant FAQ How do I apply for a Building Up-fit Grant? Complete the Building Up-fit Grant pre-application to […]

Join us to learn more about the first steps to starting a business in Raleigh! These workshops are open to all (age 15+) and designed to be helpful for people who are new to the United States or the Raleigh area.  Registration is encouraged. Click here to register! Wednesday, March 9, 3-4:30pm Introduction to Entrepreneurship Get introduced […]

For Minority-and-Women-owned businesses, this effort by Downtown Raleigh Alliance, StartUp at Wake Tech, and LM Restaurants will increase the presence, inclusion, and equity of business ownership in Downtown Raleigh. MORE DETAILS HERE Accepting applications: Pop-Up Shops at Martin Street is accepting applications! Download the application below as a Word document. Complete and return the application with supporting document(s) […]

Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA) and StartUp at Wake Tech announce a new pop-up retail space and incubator program that is now accepting applications from potential tenants. This effort by DRA, StartUp at Wake Tech, and LM Restaurants is designed for minority and women-owned businesses and will increase the presence, inclusion, and equity of business ownership […]

The City of Raleigh’s Building Up-fit Grant encourages growth and development by assisting property owners and businesses with improvements, renovations, and/or additions to the interior of their commercial property. More Details Here. Find out: How to apply | Priority areas | Program brochure | Up-fit Grant FAQ How do I apply for a Building Up-fit Grant? Complete the Building Up-fit Grant pre-application to […]

Are you a minority business owner? Are you looking to expand your opportunities for exposure? Do you want more opportunities to increase your cash flow? If you answered “YES” to these questions, this information session is for you! If your business is not certified, please join the City of Raleigh’s MWBE Program, NC DOA/HUB Office, […]

The City of Raleigh’s Building Up-fit Grant encourages growth and development by assisting property owners and businesses with improvements, renovations, and/or additions to the interior of their commercial property. DETAILS HERE Find out: How to apply | Priority areas | Program brochure | Up-fit Grant FAQ   How do I apply for a Building Up-fit Grant? Complete the Building Up-fit Grant pre-application to […]

The City of Durham and Durham County have partnered with Carolina Small Business Development Fund to establish the Durham Small Business Recovery Fund to provide loan and grant funds for small businesses (for-profits) adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible businesses are those with fewer than 50 employees, including home-based businesses and food trucks, which are subject to additional criteria listed below. Loans are ONLY  available to businesses with revenues up to $5 million, according to […]

The Business Recovery Grant Program will issue a one-time payment to an eligible North Carolina business that experienced a significant economic loss due to COVID-19. The application period closes January 31, 2022. MORE DETAILS HERE Two types of grants will be available to an eligible business that suffered an economic loss of at least 20 percent […]