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Local community colleges offer valuable services and resources for small business owners:

UNCW also offers many resources for business including free, personalized, business consulting:

Other helpful links:

Small Business Loans and Grants Economic Injury Disaster

Loans Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 response. Applicants may request an advance in the amount of $10,000 to be delivered within three days of the request.

Small Business Loans

Paycheck Protection Program Small Business Administration 7(a) Loan Expansion

The stimulus bill includes the creation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that allows eligible small and medium sized businesses to apply for an expanded SBA 7(a) loan program. The traditional 7(a) eligibility requirements will not apply. Instead, all businesses with fewer than 500 employees are eligible including self-employed individuals, sole proprietors, independent contractors, nonprofit organizations, and tribal businesses. Under this expanded program, certain 7(a) loan requirements such as personal guarantees, SBA fees and collateral requirements, will be waived.

Business Administration