• Lending and the Economy in Brief: Fall 2015 Oct 15 2015


    In fiscal year 2015, SBA lending in NC set a new record according to its Lenders Newsletter (October 2015). For the first time, SBA loans in NC topped half a billion dollars – over 1,000 loans totaling $533 million. So who is lending? The top five lenders include Wells Fargo, Yadkin Bank, Suntrust Bank, BB&T, ... Read more »

  • You Should Be Concerned Oct 8 2015

    recent threat report from the Internet security firm Symantec found that three out of every five cyber-attacks last year targeted small and mid-size companies.

    It should be no surprise attacks are so widespread and pervasive. In an article by Kelly Jackson Higgins, ... Read more »

  • PTAC Client Success Story: LST Electrical Supply Company Mar 4 2015

    By Ariana Billingsley, SBTDC/PTAC counselor at East Carolina University

    Sheila Tripp had worked for over 25 years in the electrical supply business when early last year the owner of the company she worked for decided to close the business. In a moment’s notice she found herself unemployed, but knew she needed to exploit her 25 years ... Read more »