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Entrepreneur Resources

Small Business & Entrepreneurship


The Catalyst: Entrepreneurs Supporting Entrepreneurs is a group of local founders, mentors/investors and local entrepreneurial support resources (The Chamber of Catawba County, SBTDC, the CVCC Small Business Center, SCORE, Manufacturing Solutions Center, LRU Center for Social & Commercial Entrepreneurship). We are growing Catawba County’s start-up community by providing regular entrepreneurial programming to build community and provide needed support to local entrepreneurs to steepen and lengthen their growth curves.

Entrepreneur Resources

The “Entrepreneurial Spirit” of Catawba County has never been stronger and its network of resources for business development, no matter what stage you are in or type business size, years in business, training needs, etc. are available with one phone call or click of a mouse. We invite you to utilize the Grow Your Business resources available at www.catawbachamber.org.

Small Business Center at CVCC

The Small Business Center at CVCC works with start-ups and existing small businesses through offering training seminars and providing confidential business counseling. Services are paid for through a grant from the state of NC, so there is no cost to use these services. When you start up–and grow–a profitable business, you make a positive impact on the economic health of our region. The job of the Small Business Center at CVCC is to provide you every possible resource. Your job is to take a chance, become an entrepreneur. The mission is to help new businesses get started and to help existing small businesses expand, increasing the number of businesses and jobs in our community. When you start up—and grow—a profitable business, you make a positive impact on the economic health of our region. The job at the Small Business Center is to provide you every possible resource.

Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)

To help Chamber Shareholders and Investors achieve growth and competitiveness success, we have forged a partnership with one of our state’s most experienced business assistance programs: the university-based NC Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC). The SBTDC has a proven track record of helping businesses develop high-return strategies, including increasing sales, developing new markets, building talent, enhancing leadership capabilities, as well as working with regional partners to “Make your business better.”