Are you a purpose-driven organization or visionary innovator looking to create a positive impact in Raleigh’s community? We are excited to announce the much-awaited Fall 2023 Request for Proposals for the Impact Partner Grants, presented by the City of Raleigh’s Office of Strategy and Innovation. The Impact Partner Grants are designed to provide crucial funding […]

Morrisville officially launched its Morrisville Means Business program on Monday, May 22, to provide grant funding and professional guidance for small businesses. In the wake of the economic difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Morrisville Town Council recognized that many of the community’s small businesses needed stronger, more expansive support that could help them […]

It seems like there has been a growing number of people who have made the decision to leave the corporate world and start a business for themselves… especially here in the Triangle (as evidenced in our Black Business Directory)! So, it should come as no surprise that the cities of Durham and Raleigh ranked in the top […]

The Impact Partner Grant provides funding to organizations that help underrepresented innovators, entrepreneurs, and small businesses start, stay, and grow in Raleigh. MORE DETAILS HERE Spring 2023 Call for Proposals Calling all impact-oriented companies, social enterprises, non-profits, universities, and innovators that seek to strengthen Raleigh’s thriving innovation ecosystem. The City of Raleigh’s Office of Strategy […]

To help small businesses and entrepreneurs recover from the pandemic, Carolina Small Business Development Fund and the City of Raleigh are proud to offer Oak City Biz Labs, a technical assistance and grant program. MORE DETAILS HERE ​Oak City Biz Labs is a first come, first served grant program that connects small businesses and entrepreneurs […]

Join Google online for a free small business training! The Durham County Library is hosting an online workshop for small business owners in North Carolina. Discover Google tools that can help business owners work and manage their business during this time of uncertainty. Plus, get insights on more online and timely resources for small businesses. […]

*UPDATE* Deadline November 27th The City of Goldsboro values its small business community and recognizes the hardships this community has faced in recent months due to COVID-19. In response, the City of Goldsboro has partnered with Wayne Community College to create the Small Business COVID 19 Grant Program. The City is providing approximately 30 grants […]

*Update: Deadline is Monday, November 16, 2020* COVID-19 has changed the landscape of our communities in ways we never could have imagined. While each of us has been affected, small and independently owned businesses have certainly felt the brunt of the impacts. Recognizing that small businesses are the backbone of our community, Wake County has […]

Are you a small business owner? Are You Ready to Expand Your Business with Government Contracting? Take the first steps to government marketplace success with local, state and federal agencies. Join us to learn how to find, bid on, and win government contracts.   Finding Contracting Opportunities One of the first steps to government marketplace […]

More than 80 Durham businesses have received much-needed assistance from the Durham Small Business Recovery Fund to help them recover during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Small Business Recovery Fund was established to provide loan and grant funds for businesses adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The fund consists of $1 million in private money from […]

What: COVID19: Where Are We Now and Where Do We Go from Here Who: City of Durham Equity and Inclusion Department and the Durham County Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program When: Thursday, June 25, 2020, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Zoom meeting; pre-registration is required for log-in instructions Fast Facts: ·         Small, minority, and women-owned businesses are […]

Small businesses and independent contractors in Wake County that have lost revenue due to COVID-19 can now apply for loans to help plan for the future. The application period for Wake Forward officially opened at noon today. People who are interested can visit the Wake Forward website for information on how to apply. “Local businesses and their employees have been hit […]