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Ganit Training Group Hosting ReTool NC Info Session
Attention all small businesses! Granit Training Group founder Roxanne Reed is coming to Durham to share information about the new ReTool NC Grants, access to capital, and the HUB application process. Get help preparing for and applying for grant funding, in addition to other strategies and tactics to help you grow your small business in North Carolina. Check out their flyer for more information, and register for the event online.
Duke Energy Supports Small Businesses Through Microgrants
The Duke Energy Foundation will award 20 North Carolina communities a $25,000 grant via local 501c3 nonprofits. The nonprofit organization may apply for grant funding online. If they are awarded, they will distribute the funds as microgrants ($500-2,500) to individual small businesses through a small business support system. These systems will focus on downtown storefront businesses with fewer than 50 employees.
Durham County Implements New eBid System
The Durham County Purchasing Division has implemented a new eBid system. This new user-friendly, web-based system includes an electronic Supplier Registration process that will allow vendors to register online at no cost to the vendor. To access the new system, watch video tutorials, and read more information, please visit the County Finance Department's webpage.
UDI Offers Small Business Loans for COVID Recovery
Independently owned businesses in Durham county may now apply for loans from $5,000-50,000! UDI is offering the loans through funding from CDC CARES to enable small businesses to come back stronger after COVID. The low interest rate is 3-3.75%, and 7.5-10 year repayment options are available, including a 6-month interest only payment period. This flyer contains eligibility requirements and more. Visit the online portal to apply.
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