Small Business Advisory Committee

The City of Durham’s Small Business Advisory Committee provide programs and services for small businesses, such as business plans and marketing strategies, financing, management skills training, and business counseling. The Office of Economic and Workforce Development connects up-and-coming and existing small businesses directly to member organizations focused on technical assistance.

Carolina Small Business Development Fund

Carolina Small Business Development Fund 

Carolina Small Business Development Fund creates financial opportunities across North Carolina. We support communities by helping small business owners build the businesses of their dreams.

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Carolina Common Enterprise

Carolina Common Enterprise (CCE) focuses on co-ops that address unemployment, poverty and other issues struggling small, rural and urban communities face across the Southeast.


Fifth Third Bank

Fifth Third Bank makes small business loans and business lines of credit to start a business, manage a business’ growth or even buy a business. 

Greater Black Durham Chamber

The Greater Durham Black Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Durham Black Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit whose main goal is to improve the financial playing field for black businesses and the community at large.

The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC)

The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC)

The North Carolina Military Business Center is a business development group in the North Carolina Community College System. The mission of the NCMBC is to use military and other federal business opportunities to grow the economy, create jobs and improve quality of life in North Carolina.



SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) helps small businesses achieve their goals through education and mentorship.  Services are all low or no cost.

Self Help Credit Union

Self Help Credit Union

The nonprofit Center for Community Self-Help (or Self-Help), combines a few organizations so they can provide financing, technical support, consumer financial services and advocacy for those left out of the economic mainstream.  

Small Business Center

The Durham Technical Community College Small Business Center (SBC) 

The SBC is part of the Small Business Center Network of North Carolina. The SBC provides small business owners with the advice they need for success on marketing, sales, bookkeeping, and management.

The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)

The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)  

SBTDC provides management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses. Most services are free of charge, and all are confidential.

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Triangle Art Works

Triangle ArtWorks is based on the belief that a vibrant creative region is one in which creative people are not only appreciated for their work, but paid for their work and considered a valid, important part of the economy. Triangle ArtWorks is making it easier to find the connections, education, promotion, and other resources and support that the creative community in this disconnected region needs to not just survive, but thrive. This is a new, business-centric way of supporting the visual and performing arts and creative industries.


The Women’s Business Center of North Carolina

The mission of the Women’s Business Center of North Carolina is to promote economic self-sufficiency for all women in North Carolina through entrepreneurship.

We empower women by offering tools and support to establish businesses, stabilize their companies, generate sustainable profits, strategize for future growth and contribute to the growth and economic development of the community.