Client Success

Since 1984, the SBTDC has helped over 125,000 small to mid-sized businesses start and grow. Here we highlight a few of the entrepreneurs and small businesses that the SBTDC has worked with to help make their businesses better. They represent the thousands of small to mid-sized companies across North Carolina that are innovating, retaining and creating jobs, and helping boost North Carolina's economy. To learn more about the SBTDC's efforts, view our most recent annual report.

Client Profiles

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3C Institute
Cary, NC

The technology commercialization assistance Melissa received from the SBTDC has contributed to 3C’s success at being awarded a record number of 45 SBIR awards.

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Affinergy
Morrisville, NC

"The SBTDC pointed the SBIR program out to us in a good bit of depth and connected me with some of the solicitations to look into and learn more about."

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AppleBlossom
Concord, NC

With the SBTDC’s support, AppleBlossom Insulators had nearly 100% growth in annual sales, added employees, expanded training programs, and opened a new office.

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Beyu Caffe
Durham, NC

“It’s a huge step to take your business plan to something that’s reality. That’s something my SBTDC Business Counselor really helped me with.”

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Brushy Mountain Bee Farm
Moravian Falls, NC

Brushy Mountain gives the SBTDC credit for making their business a little easier to manage. “The SBTDC’s expert analysis made decision-making so much easier for us."

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Calibrate
Chapel Hill, NC

In an effort to improve organization and management efforts, the SBTDC provided a full-day strategy session with 15 of Calibrate’s staff, including TAIS analysis and instructional feedback.

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Calyber Boatworks
Edenton, NC

As the economy took a downward turn, Trevor knew he had to diversify in order to stay in business. He called in help from the SBTDC who helped him look at opportunities to diversify with new products.

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Carolina Management Team
High Point, NC

“The NC PTAC and SBTDC challenge us to dream bigger. I don’t know where CMT would be without the support of the SBTDC.”

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ComForcare
Lumberton, NC

“An experienced counselor can say ‘this change may not be the right direction for the business.’ Having an SBTDC expert review is important to avoid mistakes and to help build a better business.”

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Cross Company
Greensboro, NC

After assessing the knowledge, experience and professionalism of the SBTDC team, Steve felt they could get a high-quality strategic plan for a fraction of the cost of a private consultant.

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CTC Supply, Inc.
Fayetteville, NC

In May 2012, we learned that with our help CTC Supply received a 5-year GSA contract under Schedule 56.

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Edge of Urge
Wilmington, NC

With the help of her business counselor, Jessie has been able to increase production and streamline Edge of Urge’s inner-workings, from inventory control to human resource management.

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FLS Energy
Asheville, NC

“Definitely take advantage of services that are out there like the SBTDC. For me, I advise people who are going into business to go into business with partners and people that they trust.”

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Garris Grading & Paving
Farmville, NC

The SBTDC helped Angela secure an intern, who helped with the business plan, website, and research for the plant. Her business counselor assisted with obtaining an SBA 7(a) guaranteed loan.

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Geological Resources
Charlotte, NC

"GRI has become more focused and strategic since leveraging many of the SBTDC's programs and services."

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ImmunoReagents
Raleigh, NC

ImmunoReagents works with the International Business Development team to expand international sales by assistance with export strategy, international shipping, pricing, financing options, and negotiations.

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Mighty J's Restaurant
Pembroke, NC

Mighty J's gives a lot of credit to the SBTDC for helping get their restaurant started, and describe the SBTDC as understandable and open-minded to ideas, and knowledgeable about how to get businesses going.

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Miss Jenny's Pickles
Kernersville, NC

2013 projections show sales will reach $500,000 -- a 1,200% increase since their very first sale largely due to facilitated exposure on CBS 60 Minutes.

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Raleigh Denim
Raleigh, NC

“The SBTDC has been integral, paramount, to Raleigh Denim’s success,” says Victor, “At every stage of difficulty, the SBTDC has been involved, given us good direction, advice and guidance."

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Roberts Law Group
Raleigh, NC

With the help of the SBTDC, Roberts Law Group has realized sales growth of over 180% from 2008 to 2012.

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The Vision Group Studios
Asheville, NC

Vision Group Studios was recently awarded a subcontract for the design of a new VA Skilled Nursing facility in Clarksville, TN.

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