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Orange County Economic Development
The Orange County Economic Development office offers small business grant programs designed to foster small business development and expansion of local companies. Learn more about the small business loan program to see if you qualify. 

Chapter 495, serving Durham, Orange and Chatham counties was founded in 1981. The chapter currently has more than 20 volunteer mentors. The mentors of SCORE Chapel Hill are experienced business owners and managers who volunteer their experience and knowledge to help small business owners and potential small business owners achieve success.  

The Small Business Center at Durham Technical Community College
The Small Business Center Network (SBCN), comprised of 58 Small Business Center located at  community colleges throughout North Carolina, supports the development of new businesses and growth of existing businesses as a community-based provider of business training, counseling and resource information. SBC at Durham Tech provides business owners with the information they need for success.