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Organizations Providing Business Help

Local

Burgaw Chamber of Commerce

The Burgaw Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping the Burgaw area business community prosper. The BACC is a membership-based, non-profit organization.

The Greater Topsail Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism

The Greater Topsail Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism promotes and supports the economic growth and civic well-being of the greater Topsail area community. The Chamber serves the region spanning from Scotts Hill, Hampstead, Holly Ridge, Surf City, Topsail Beach, North Topsail Beach, and Sneads Ferry. The Chamber is comprised of businesses, non-profit organizations, individuals, and local governments.

Regional

SCORE: Cape Fear Region

The Cape Fear Region Chapter of the SCORE Association is a team of over 30 mentors who are dedicated to providing knowledge and insights to businesses of all sizes throughout the Southeastern North Carolina region, including New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, Onslow, Columbus, Bladen & Duplin counties.

The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)

The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at UNCW offers personalized business counseling and strategy development services. SBTDC serves the counties of Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, Onslow, Pender and New Hanover and is connected with the University of North Carolina Wilmington and the Cameron School of Business.

The Small Business Center at CFCC

The Small Business Center at Cape Fear Community College is part of a statewide network designed to support the development and growth of small businesses. They offer free or low-cost seminars and workshops as well as free, confidential counseling on a range of business topics from creating a business plan to marketing your existing business and more.

State

Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) can help you start a business, grow an existing business, and start exporting.

Federal

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

The Small Business Administration (SBA) can help you plan, launch, manage, and grow your small business.

Online Business Resources

ABI/Inform Collection

Business research from journals, trade publications, market research reports, dissertations, and working papers.

ProQuest Entrepreneurship

Find information on starting a company, operations management, sales, and growing or rescuing a business.

Reference USA

Get in-depth information on 24 million U.S. businesses and 235 million U.S. residents. Find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, conduct market research and more.

Simply Analytics

Generate maps and marketing reports using demographic, business, and consumer expenditure data.

ThomasNet

An online platform for supplier discovery and product sourcing in the US and Canada.