Business Resources

Four men outside Chevrolet dealership. Credit: Carolina Commercial Contractors

Support Centered on Growth

Sanford and the surrounding area’s local governments and agencies prioritize the needs of business owners by providing a variety of resources to ensure success. One example is the Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center, offering free appointments to discuss the unique needs of small businesses in Sanford, N.C., and surrounding communities, as well as training opportunities, workshops, and seminars to help plan, start, and operate your new business.

Regional support and resources are available to local businesses in Sanford, N.C., such as the Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC), an organization equipped with a team of experienced business professionals to advise small and mid-size business owners to maximize success, or help entrepreneurs turn an idea into a business model through The Business Launch initiative. EDPNC Small Business Advisors, working in partnership with the N.C. Department of Commerce, offers free phone consultations to people interested in starting a business, small business owners in need of general support, and entrepreneurs interested in moving to North Carolina. The Research Triangle Regional Partnership, supports North Carolina’s Triangle Region—including Sanford-Lee County—and its diverse business ecosystem, by providing valuable information about incentives and grants, investment opportunities, and available sites and real estate.

For more information about resources available to business owners, explore North Carolina’s Business Startup Guide or the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Resource Guide. Ready to register your new business? Speed up the process and avoid common mistakes by using the new “Creations Wizard” provided by the NC Secretary of State’s Office.

Have Questions? We’re Here to Help!

Susan Gomez headshot, Sanford Chamber director

Susan Gomez