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" (Small Business Loan Program) and other financial assistance programs which eligible businesses can utilize to help start or expand a business.
Skippys 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.
Take a look at this list of "To Dos" that will help you get organized and on your way. Starting a Business Checklist.
Minority & Women Business Enterprise Program
This 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.
Small Business Loan Program
Target Area Business Assistance Program
NRSA Building Rehabilitation Program
Restaurant Row Program
Piedmont Triad Regional Development Corp. - (336) 761-2111
Small Business Administration - (800) 827-5722
Self-Help Credit Union - (800) 966-SELF