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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Help For Small Business

Help for Small Businesses

  • call Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) at 800.228.8443 
  • BLNC staff are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. Se Habla Español. There are Spanish-speaking counselors.
  • Call volume in BLNC is expected to be high, and callers may need to leave a message and await a returned call. Please be patient.
  • BLNC counselors will gather basic information from callers and refer the case to the most appropriate resource -- small-business experts with the either the Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC) or the state’s Small Business Center Network (SBCN) -- for assistance.
  • SBTDC and SBCN small-business counselors will assess needs – working, for example, to assist with the preparation of any SBA loan application materials that may be appropriate.

Another option is:

American Express has a grant program. There is a short window for applying – March 31, 2020. []

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