• SBTDC featured in WCU’s Partners in the Climb Video Sep 19 2014

    Western Carolina University is a place where students find their own place and their own path. An institution deeply connected to the unique region it serves, WCU is a growing campus where faculty, staff and students reach beyond the expected to the extraordinary.

    Learn how the SBTDC at Western Carolina University works with the University to help ... Read more

  • SBA Names Annice Brown as 2014 NC Women Business Advocate of the Year Apr 19 2014

    CHARLOTTE –  Annice Brown has been named the Small Business Administration’s 2014 North Carolina Women Business Advocate of the Year. She is the Assistant Regional Director for the North Carolina Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at Western Carolina University. This award honors Brown for her commitment to the advancement ... Read more

  • Vesocclude named NC Exporter of the Year Apr 18 2014

    Vesocclude founder Freddy Cannady working with SBTDC IBD Counselor Alex Viva.

    CHARLOTTE – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has named the owner of Vesocclude Medical, LLC in Raleigh North Carolina Exporter of the Year for 2014. Freddy Cannady was nominated for the award ... Read more

  • Business NC Pockmarked Positivity on Economic Growth in North Carolina Feb 14 2014

    Business North Carolina recently published “Pockmarked positivity” which summarizes the February 2014 Economic Forecast Round Table discussion. Participants in the roundtable, including SBTDC Executive Director Scott Daugherty, discussed how the numbers point to faster economic growth for North Carolina this year, but companies will still have ... Read more

  • George C. Jones, Jr., new NC PTAC Counselor for Western and Appalachian North Carolina Jan 30 2014

    George Jones photo George C. Jones, Jr. is our new PTAC Counselor serving both the North Carolina SBTDC’s Western Region and Appalachian foothills region with office locations in Asheville, Cullowhee, Boone and Hickory. George provides a wide range of assistance to determine if businesses are suitable for government contracting. Services include ... Read more