Small Business Support

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

The Greensboro Chamber of Commerce compiled a list of Small Business Resources related to COVID-19. Preferred language option available on the top right corner of the webpage.


US Small Business Administration Guidance & Disaster Loan Information

North Carolina small businesses and private nonprofits are now eligible to apply for the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. The working capital loans of up to $2 million can provide vital economic support to small businesses and nonprofits to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program

The Golden LEAF Foundation is providing bridge loans of up to $50,000 with six months of no interest and no payments. These loans are intended to support businesses until they are able to secure an SBA loan or other long-term assistance.

Carolina Small Business Development Fund Disaster Recovery & Resiliency Kit

Funding Options

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) are regulated like banks but these are nonprofits, focusing on helping small, community businesses.

Thread Capital (NC Rural Center) – 919-212-4950

Carolina Small Business Development Fund (formerly The Support Center) – 919-803-1437
Veterans can obtain a loan with no money down.

Self-Help Credit Union – 800-476-7428
Special lending for childcare locations.

Carolina Community Impact, Inc. – 919-861-5321
Backed by Community Loan Center of NC Triangle.

NC Community Development Initiative – 919.828.5655
Has great market research information too.