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    North Carolina Department of Commerce: Rapid Response is an early intervention program that helps employers and workers facing layoffs, closures, and other sensitive business actions. Rapid Response - Support for Workers

    Carolina Small Business Development Fund (CSBDF): "Carolina Small Business Development Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution that provides capital, technical assistance, and policy research to support small businesses in North Carolina. We help entrepreneurs build the businesses of their dreams. "

    NC Rural Center: "The NC Rural Center’s mission is to develop, promote, and implement sound economic strategies to improve the quality of life of rural North Carolinians. Lending is one of the main facets of our work at the Center. We deliver resources to support existing small businesses and enable the emergence of successful, new entrepreneurs throughout the rural counties in our state and beyond through direct and intermediary lending programs. Each program works differently, but serves the same purpose: to expand access to capital, particularly to those who have historically been socially and economically disadvantaged. 

    NCI Idea For Entrepreneurs: "NC IDEA is a private foundation with a mission to maximize the economic potential of the people of North Carolina by supporting the formation and fruition of high-growth entrepreneurial endeavors in the state. "

    The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs: "The SBIR and STTR programs fund a diverse portfolio of startups and small businesses across technology areas and markets to stimulate technological innovation, meet Federal research and development (R&D) needs, and increase commercialization to transition R&D into impact."

    Carolina Business Capital:  A U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Certified Development Company (CDC) that partners with banks to finance real estate and heavy equipment for small businesses across the state of North Carolina." "Carolina Business Capital finances small business enterprises with the SBA 504 Loan, a loan that gives business owners like you the resources you need to finance real estate and fixed assets."

    Capital Opportunities for Small Businesses:  A Guide to Financial Resources

    Carolina Community Impact: "Carolina Community Impact, Inc. (CCI) is a nonprofit organization that promotes economic and community development by providing loans and financial services for low and moderate-income individuals and small businesses in North Carolina."


    Small Business Assistant Resources (SBA)

    U.S. SBA Disaster assistance storms/tornados Fact Sheet

    FDIC - Fueling Your Business: A Guide to Financing Your Small Business. "The FDIC has initiated the FDIC Small Business Resource Effort to assist the small vendors that provide products, services, and solutions to the FDIC. The objective of the Small Business Resource Effort is to provide information and the tools small vendors need to become better positioned to compete for contracts and subcontracts at the FDIC."

    FDIC- Money Smart: "Money Smart for Small Business (MSSB) provides an introduction to topics related to starting and managing a business."

    Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund): "The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) plays an important role in generating economic growth and opportunity in some of our nation's most distressed communities. By offering tailored resources and innovative programs that invest federal dollars alongside private sector capital, the CDFI Fund serves mission-driven financial institutions that take a market-based approach to supporting economically disadvantaged communities. These mission-driven organizations are encouraged to apply for CDFI Certification and participate in CDFI Fund programs that inject new sources of capital into neighborhoods that lack access to financing."