The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond began organizing a series of technical assistance programs for small businesses in 2010. We were motivated by small businesses who shared their challenges with finding sufficient credit during an economic downturn and from financial institutions that regularly interact with small businesses searching for credit. We partner with a variety of organizations, including nonprofits, government agencies, and financial institutions, as well as other Reserve Banks across the United States.
This training is to support CDFIs in stepping outside their comfort zones to explore new market opportunities and examine processes for innovating new business. Charlotte, March 12-13, 2013.
This forum focused on micro financing and SBA lending products. Charlotte, August 22, 2012.
This seminar explored economic trends and the impact of the shifting banking climate on small businesses. Charlotte, March 8, 2012.
This forum provided small business owners with information, resources and strategies to help develop, manage and grow their businesses through the stages of planning, financing and marketing. Greeneville, November 29, 2011.
This forum targeted minority, women-owned and military-based small business owners to help them develop, manage and grow their small businesses.
Fayetteville, June 7, 2011.
This forum targeted toward women business owners, provided resources related to small business planning, financing and marketing. Charlotte, May 16, 2011.
This forum allowed service providers and lenders to share information on challenges related to accessing capital, problem solving and success. Charlotte, February, 3, 2011. (Presentations and video)
This forum discussion focused on small business financing needs, practices, credit access and technical support. Chapel Hill, April 20, 2010.
North Carolina Chamber of Commerce - North Carolina’s business advocacy organization
North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center - a regional center that provides management, counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses
Business Link North Carolina – quick links to information, counselors and tools to help support North Carolina business owners
Capital Opportunities for Small Business – an online guide for individuals seeking start-up financing and expansion capital in the North Carolina region