• Entrepreneurs and Small Business

  • If you have big dreams, you've come to the right place

    Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) is a free service for anyone seeking to start a small business in North Carolina.

    Working in partnership with the N.C. Department of Commerce, we offer one-on-one phone consultations to people interested in starting a business, small business owners in need of general support, and entrepreneurs interested in moving to North Carolina. We’re here to answer your questions, and help you navigate topics like regulatory requirements, licensing stipulations, small-business training and more.

    Get in touch with a BLNC business counselor

    Call us, toll free at (800) 228-8443 or contact us online.

    BLNC counselors are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you’re submitting a request online, please allow 1-3 days for our team to respond to your request.


  • Richmond Community College's Small Business Center

    Richmond Community College’s Small Business Center supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses by being a community-based provider of counseling, training, and resource information. Our professional staff helps to find solutions to challenging business questions, assistance in the creation of a business plan and other areas that would generate growth/expansion of existing businesses. No question is too simple or complicated. Whether you have a desire to start a new business or want to take professional development courses, the Small Business Center has something to offer you.

  • Thomas Entrepreneurship Hub

    The Thomas Entrepreneurship Hub supports local entrepreneurs through education, networking events, its unique resources, and professional assistance. We help start-ups and small businesses succeed and create jobs.

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