For those interested in starting, expanding, or marketing their business, The Thomas Center for Entrepreneurship and UNC Pembroke School of Business offer a number of useful resources.
North Carolina is rich in sources of information and support for small businesses and startups.
North Carolina On Track with Nation’s Growth Mid-Size Business and Economic Impact Plus: NC Small Business Facts Download as PDF
Resources for young adult entrepreneurship: • For 18-30 year-olds living in one of the 80 Rural Counties in N.C.: Contact Amanda Sorrells at the N.C. Rural Center about free coaching through New Generation Ventures; 919-250-4314 and ncruralcenter.org • For 18-30 year olds wanting to follow the national scene of tech entrepreneurs: Young Entrepreneurs Council, YEC.co, is a media-rich blogging and webinar platform for multimillionaire young entrepreneurs to provide free advice to other young adults Download as PDF
THOMAS FAMILY CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA - PEMBROKE 2013 ANNUAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT TIMOTHY L. MCNEILL, JD, MHA BEAU L. EPPERLY, JD Download as PDF
This report will provide an overview of the partnership between the Thomas Family and Biotechnology Research Centers. Successes are discussed, along with the problems and how real-life challenges were addressed to meet production and commercialization goals. It should be borne in mind that this project is not complete, but as with any other entrepreneurial endeavor, it has become an evolving practical enterprise spun from an academic theory. This project is a demonstration of “theory into practice.” Download as PDF
You ar e ready to start your business. Or maybe you started your business and now you are ready to grow. Fortunately, you’re not alone. About 60% of all Americans say they would like to start a business someday. And, at any one point in time, about 10% of American adults are in the process of starting a new business. Download as PDF
North Carolina’s workforce has experienced immense change over the past generation. Largely, the labor force has been able to adapt in order to compete. Our state has evolved from an economy based on the “Big Three,” tobacco, textiles and furniture, to become a leader in technology, pharmaceuticals, finance, food processing and manufacturing. Today North Carolina is the third leading state in the nation for biotech. As we move toward 2030, the biotech industry should be a model for what is possible when our state gets the right resources aligned and we must apply that approach to other industry segments. Download as PDF
Resource guide for small business, North Carolina edition Download as PDF