Business Resources For Wilmington NC
By: Hayden Jarman
Better Business Bureau of Coastal Carolina
U.S. Small Business Administration
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is our Federal Government's go-to resource for small businesses. They offer a multitude of lending options for small businesses, as well as a variety of other helpful resources for small business owners.
Small Business Center at Cape Fear Community College
The Small Business Center at CFCC provides free counseling & classes for local small business owners.
UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The UNCW CIE is a great resource for local entrepreneurs that provides networking opportunities, business development classes, & many other helpful local business resources.
Wilmington Downtown, Inc.
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
The NC Biotechnology Center offers long-lasting societal & economic benefits to NC by supporting research, business, strategic policy, & education across the state.
This is a great resource from the IRS where time-conscious business owners can find videos related to their taxes.
North Carolina’s Southeast – Regional Data Book
This organization creates a data book for our region to help with their goal of establishing new jobs for our area. They also provide a wealth of demographic information about our region on the site.
Small Business Technology Development Center
The SBTDC, run through the UNC system, is a business development service that helps firms, companies & start-ups face modern business challenges & plan for the future.
Healthcare Information for Small Business Owners
This is an all-encompassing source for everything related to the Affordable Care Act.
Wilmington SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
This is a nonprofit organization devoted to the formation, growth, success & education of small businesses across the country. They provide free advice from experienced volunteer business counselors.
Port City Young Professionals
This organization provides young local professionals (under 40 years old) in our area with connections to others like them.
Growing Your Small Business
The Small Business Association (SBA) provides helpful business advice for new local business owners.
Wilmington Business Development
UNCW CREST Research Park
This organization is one of the most advanced research centers for biotechnology on the whole East Coast. Run by UNCW, they provide rentable research space for established companies, start-ups, government agencies, & universities.
Reviews of Online Tax Software for Business and Personal Taxes
Here is a highly trusted website giving reviews for different online tax software, to help business owners decide on the best option for them.
Division of Employment Security (DES)
The DES advances the economic health of NC residents in the global economy by offering the best workforce-related services.
Small Business/Self Employed Tax Center
This resource provides for taxpayers who use Form 1040, Schedules C, E, F or Form 2106. They also assist small businesses valued under $10 million.
SBA Marketing Tips
This is a helpful guide for small business owners hoping to increase their profits through Marketing.
Small Business Tax Information
This website offers small business owners & self-employed residents with easily printable tax information & forms.
Small Business Loans for New & Existing Businesses
Here's a website where local business owners can apply for loans with extremely affordable rates.
Cape Fear Community College Center for Business, Industry, and Government
Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau
How to Open a Small Business Banking Account
Here's a great resource for information regarding the documents required for opening a small business bank account. They also show you where to locate the necessary forms.
Business Link North Carolina
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