Women's Business Center of North Carolina

About the WBCNC


The mission of the Women’s Business Center of North Carolina is to promote economic self-sufficiency for all women in North Carolina through entrepreneurship.

We empower women by offering tools and support to establish businesses, stabilize their companies, generate sustainable profits, strategize for future growth and contribute to the growth and economic development of the community.


Our small business experts offer:

  • Customized, one-on-one business counseling.
  • Seminars and classes focused on key business topics, such as marketing, finance, certification and small business resources.
  • Review and feedback on written business plans.
  • Loan package preparation assistance and lender referrals.
  • Certification assistance and review.
  • Networking opportunities to find mutual support, access to resources and business referrals.
  • Global business development.

COVID-19 Resources

The Women's Business Center Presents: Cyber Security & Entrepreneurship Training Program 2021

The Women’s Business Center is seeking interested applicants to apply for this dynamic opportunity! The process is as follows:

  1. Candidates complete the online application through the link (open until December 31, 2020).
  2. Candidates must include with the application include your interest and dedication to complete the entire program (you will need to upload it through the application link).
  3. Applicant submissions will be reviewed by an internal panel for approval.

To be eligible:

  1. You must be identified as a female of diverse background
  2. You must reside in the counties indicated on the application's dropdown box.
  3. Preference for young women not currently enrolled in college.
  4. Tablet or laptop for virtual instruction highly desired (mobile phones do not count). Other hardware will be provided.

Feel free to email Suling Walker at swalker@TheInstituteNC.org with additional questions.

Applications will reopen May 2021.


Request for Counseling

To receive business counseling services from the Women's Business Center of North Carolina

Register for an Event

Take your business to the next level by attending one of our events. Visit the WBCNC calendar page for a full list of upcoming events and to register.

Contact WBC North Carolina

114 W. Parrish Street - 2nd Floor
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 956-8889


Monday- Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed: Saturday and Sunday 



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WBC North Carolina Staff

Suling Walker
Executive Director

The Women's Business Center of North Carolina is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The Women's Business Center of North Carolina is a member of the Association of Women's Business Centers.