The statewide counselors at the 16 offices of the Small Business and Technology Development Center provide personalized management counseling and education services that help entrepreneurs make their businesses better, create jobs and improve the economic development of North Carolina. On average, our clients increase their revenue more than 3x the average North Carolina firm. We are the business advisory service of The University of North Carolina System and administered by NC State University.
We are Your Go-To Business Resource
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|STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS||ANNUAL REPORT||SMALL BUSINESS HANDBOOK|
|Economic outlook and trends based on our work with small businesses.||Our accomplishments over the previous year including facts and success stories.||NC business resource developed with Business North Carolina magazine.|
We Are NEIGHBORS
Ball’s Machine & Manufacturing Co.
Gary & Janet Ball | Candler, NC
A 40 year old business, Ball’s made it through the Great Recession by diversifing their custom machining into solar energy systems. During the transition, Ball’s worked with the SBTDC to develop a business plan and financial projections to get a loan refinanced, saving the company over $3,000 per month in interest expense, saving 16 manufacturing jobs.
ERD LTD, Inc.
Glenn Flaherty & Tom Robinson | Kernersville, NC
The SBTDC has been with ERD from the start of their industrial electronic repair company. Recently, ERD has expanded internationally after a counselor called about a grant available to travel to Thailand for a trade show. They’ve seen double-digit revenue growth and have hired four additional employees and are expanding their customer base into Hong Kong, Beijing and South America.
A.W. Brinkley Hardware
Vernon Brinkley | Gates, NC
Brinkley’s describes themselves as the “old-timey, country hardware store.” They came to the SBTDC when a nearby paper plant closed and they began losing traffic to the store. With the help of a workforce development grant, they’ve sent two mechanics into specialized training and expanding their engine parts department. In the last year, sales have increased by 15%.
We Help Businesses Become Better