North Carolina

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.


Innovations in Small Business Lending

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.

Access to Capital: Financing for Micro-Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses 

This forum focused on micro financing and SBA lending products. Charlotte, August 22, 2012.

Small Business Seminar: The Changing Banking Climate

This seminar explored economic trends and the impact of the shifting banking climate on small businesses. Charlotte, March 8, 2012.

Greeneville Small Business Forum

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.

Fayetteville Small Business Forum  

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.

Women in Business Forum  

This forum targeted toward women business owners, provided resources related to small business planning, financing and marketing. Charlotte, May 16, 2011.

Minority and Women-Owned Small Business Forum 

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)

The State of Small Businesses: Addressing the Needs of Small Businesses, A Federal Reserve System Series 

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

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Community Development
(804) 697-8631