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Guide to Starting a Business in Downtown Monroe

 

Free online business classes

You must have a Union County Public Library card.  To register for a free account to take the free online classes, have your library card ready and click here

 

Carolina Small Business Development Fund

Provides small business loans and financial training to start-ups and existing businesses along with lending services to community-based organizations.

 

North Carolina Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Program (NC LEAP)

Since it began providing services to low-wealth entrepreneurs, NC LEAP has assisted more than 3,000 small business owners through education and legal representation. In collaboration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, NC LEAP has expanded its scope of services to include a regional Inventor Assistance Program (IAP) designed to help qualified inventors and small businesses in North Carolina gain pro bono access to the services of registered patent professionals.

 

Carolina Minority Supplier Development Council

Our mission is to expand business opportunities for Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and create mutually beneficial links between Corporate Members and MBEs. The ultimate outcome is to add economic value to the supply chain while increasing economic opportunities for the minority business community.

 

Self-Help Credit Union

Thriving businesses and nonprofits create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods and build community wealth. We offer a wide range of financial products and services to businesses and nonprofits, including low-cost checking accounts, micro-loans, resources to go green and multi-million dollar facility loans.

 

Small Business Center Network

The SBCN offers free, confidential business counseling services from credentialed business advisors across the State.