Small Business Center

The Development Office offers technical assistance on matters relating to small businesses including "opening a small business" and small business operations.  The city's Small Business Liaison is available to assist small businesses to navigate the process of complying with City/County rules and regulations. The city's Development Office administers a Small Business Loan Program and other financial assistance programs which eligible businesses can utilize to help start or expand a business.  For more information and assistance, contact the Small Business Liaison.

Skippy's Store Front

Mike Rothman, ownerSkippys Hot Dogs, located on 4th Street downtown, is an example of a business that utilized the city's programs that offer referral services to individuals interested in starting a small business or seeking technical assistance in preparing business plans, financial projections and locating small business resources.


Getting Started

Just getting started to think about your business, but don't know exactly what to do?  Take a look at the Starting a Business Checklist to get organized and on your way. 

Minority & Women Business Enterprise Program
The M/WBE program identifies and certifies qualified minority- and women-owned business enterprises to provide goods and services to the city. In addition, the program provides workshops and seminars for certified minority- and women-owned businesses, and assistance with the resolution of problems and complaints relating to the M/WBE Program

Financial Assistance

Small Business Loan Program  
Target Area Business Assistance Program  
NRSA Building Rehabilitation Program 
Restaurant Row Program   

Other Resources:
Piedmont Triad Regional Development Corp. - (336) 761-2111
Small Business Administration - (800) 827-5722
Self-Help Credit Union - (800) 966-SELF 

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