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Did you know your local Small Business Center provides personalized support, training, and assistance- all for free?

Your local Small Business Center provides personalized support, training, and assistance- all for free, and is standing by to help you start or grow your business today!

You're In Good Company

Local Entrepreneur Spotlights


Owner, Mae’s Coffee Shop

Asia Magus started Mae’s coffee shop with the goal of providing a big service with a small-town feel. Her store focuses on family, community, and personal touch, which has become a staple in the local community.


Founder/CEO, Texdel

Jordan Schindler's company, Texdel, focuses on well-being solutions and wellness in textiles. He moved his business to the Catawba region after finding the unique resources he required to build his business.


Founder, 1712 Spirits

Founder Zach Cranford built 1712 Spirits in the Catawba region to set himself apart from the rest of the noise in larger major metros.

Tammy & Stewart Cook

Founders, The App Garden

Tammy and Stewart Cook, Founders of The App Garden, discuss their entrepreneurship journey, starting and growing their business in Hickory, North Carolina. They talk about the challenges of scaling a nationwide business and the support that they've had along the way to do just that.

Free On-Demand Training

Instruction that fits your busy schedule


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Business Summary

Your venture on 1-page.

Customer Discovery

Will they buy?


How do you build?


What are the options?

Entrepreneurial Support Resource Directory

Quickly Find, Understand, and Connect to Help



Connect to sources of funding and capital



Help from coaches, mentors, and experts


Space & Tools

Find a workspace or equipment for your business


Knowledge & Skills

Learn key concepts and get savvier about business trends and practices



Build my team of co-founders, employees, contractors, etc.



Interact with entrepreneurs, investors, customers, co-founders, etc.

COVID-19 Support

Has your business been affected by COVID-19? Are you able to provide assistance with your support program?

Featured Local Support Providers & Programs


Small Business Center at CVCC

Jeff Neuville, Director of the Small Business Center, talks about the support programs and seminars he and his team offer to entrepreneurs, year-round.


Manufacturing Solutions Center

Dan St. Louis, Executive Director of the MSC, gives us a behind-the-scenes look at why entrepreneurs travel from all over the world to take advantage of his Hosiery 101 and other programs.


From the President & CEO of the Chamber

Lindsay Keisler tells us how she works with ecosystem partners to bring programs like Edison Nation to the community to help start and grow businesses.