The personal gateway to your entrepreneurial support ecosystem.

Local help for starting & growing your business.
The community is fully behind you!

Get to know the entrepreneurs and support providers in your ecosystem.

Play

We're fully committed to empowering entrepreneurship and enabling the next generation of local business leaders.

Wilkes
Community College

Powered By:

previous arrow
next arrow
Slider
Powered By:

Wilkes Community College

SYE NC NWNC Alleghany County- Blue Stroke

Startup Alleghany

SYE NC NWNC Ashe County- Blue Stroke

Startup Ashe

SYE NC NWNC Wilkes County- Blue Stroke

Startup Wilkes

Get Started Here

Start or grow your business with confidence.

Free Training

Get training and instruction that are tailored to meet your specific needs and busy schedule.

Get Help

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

Plug In At One Of These Local Events

Entrepreneurial Events Near You

Want Personalized Help? Your Small Business Center Has It!

Personalized Assistance Is Just a Click Away

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

Gary Daemer

InfusionPoints, Wilkes County, NC

Gary Daemer discusses the ease with which he is able to grow his high tech business in Wilkes County, North Carolina and the benefits to his quality of life he enjoys along the way.

Kelly McCoy

River Girl Fishing Co., Todd, NC

Kelly McCoy is clearly passionate about providing exceptional experiences for everyone who visits her in Todd, North Carolina. Her fishing and outfitter business caters to everyone, from serious fly fishers to families looking for a relaxing trip down the river. She discusses the passion she puts into her business and the community that backs her up along the way.

Johnny Wishon

Wishon Evergreens, Alleghany County, NC

Johnny Wishon of Wishon Evergreens gives us a peek into the world of agri-business and what it takes to start and grow a Christmas tree, wreath, and garland farm in Alleghany County, North Carolina. Here's a hint...it takes at least 10 years of patience, hard work, and an awesome staff to keep it going!

Free On-Demand Training

Instruction that fits your busy schedule

icon6
Mindset

Are you ready?

Icon1
Business Summary

Your venture on 1-page.

Customer-Discovery-Icon-1
Customer Discovery

Will they buy?

Icon10
Team

How do you build?

Funding-Icon-1
Funding

What are the options?

Entrepreneurial Support Resource Directory

Quickly Find, Understand, and Connect to Help

icon7

Money

Connect to sources of funding and capital

Icon2

Coaching

Help from coaches, mentors, and experts

icon8

Space & Tools

Find a workspace or equipment for your business

icon5

Knowledge & Skills

Learn key concepts and get savvier about business trends and practices

icon9

Talent

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

Icon3

Connections

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

NC-Startup-NWNC--Dale-Cavney_Blue-Ridge-Business-Development-Center

Blue Ridge Business Development Center

The Blue Ridge Business Development Center is dedicated to the creation of business opportunities and the advancement of technology jobs and skills for the people of Alleghany County, North Carolina. The BDC coordinates training opportunities through partnerships with Wilkes Community College, Alleghany High School, Alleghany County Government, and the Town of Sparta. The Center also serves as a business incubator, furnishing office space for established and start-up small businesses.

NC Startup NWNC -Kitty-Honeycutt--Executive_Ashe-County-Chamber-of-Commerce 1

Ashe County Chamber of Commerce

The Ashe County Chamber promotes and supports businesses throughout the county. Its Executive Director, Kitty Honeycutt, leads the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce Business Consultants Group. The program helps prospective and current business owners find support through the advice and mentorship of local experienced business owners, retirees, and other regional support providers. Check out more about the program!

NC-Startup-NWNC--Linda-Cheek--Executive_Wilkes-County-Chamber-of-Commerce

Wilkes County Chamber of Commerce

Linda and her team oversee multiple programs at the Wilkes County Chamber of Commerce that are focused on entrepreneurs and small business owners. The Chamber offers opportunities for prospective and current business owners alike to connect with one another. The Wilkes Women in Leadership program is a great example of one such program. The purpose of this leadership program is to equip top female talent to break through the barriers that have historically impeded career development and empower them to take their place at the highest levels of leadership.