Institute Resources

Need Technical Assistance or Small Business Counseling?

The Women's Business Centers and South Atlantic Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) are here to help!

Women's Business Center of Charlotte

Contact Rocio Gonzalez
(704) 509-7010

Women's Business Center of Richmond

Contact Shara Gibson
(804) 525-9499


Women's Business Center of North Carolina

(919) 956-8889

Women's Business Center of Greensboro

Contact Lu-Ann Barry
(919) 824-3848


Contact Jenine Stevenson
(919) 956-2323

The Impact of COVID-19 on NC's Small Businesses?

The Institute, in partnership with the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte, Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council, Hispanic Contractors Association of the Carolinas, NC Vet Biz Association, Disability: In NC, LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Urban League of Central Carolinas, and several other community partners, surveyed small diverse owned businesses with 50 or less employees to better understand how COVID-19 is impacting businesses in North Carolina.

We had 468 responses in a 5-day time frame.  The majority of responders are sole proprietors with less than 10 employees.  The results are both concerning and encouraging.  Six key recommendations for state and local government officials were identified from the survey results.

The summary of the results of this and subsequent surveys are shared below, showing the impact COVID-19 is having over time.

Community Partners

The following community partners are part of the coalition created to survey small businesses in North Carolina.  These partners can also provide supports to small businesses around our state.

Small Business Resources

Nationwide Resources

Statewide Resources

Regional Resources

County & City Resources

Nonprofit Business Resources

Individual Resources

Basic Needs Resources

Veterans' Resources

A special thanks to LATINA Style, Inc. for sharing these veterans' resources.