From creating a business plan and identifying funding to finding employees and navigating permitting, starting a business is a challenge that requires significant preparation. Chatham County Economic Development Corporation, in collaboration with the Chatham County Small Business Center, is here to help you identify the right resources and navigate these challenges.

The Chatham County Small Business Center is the lead organization for small business and entrepreneur support in Chatham County. The Small Business Center is located at Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro. Chatham County Economic Development Corporation has a strong relationship with the Small Business Center and refers all small business assistance requests to the local office. The Small Business Center offers one-on-one counseling and free seminars on business topics, and as part of the national Small Business Center Network, has access to comprehensive resources.

Phillip Pappas, Small Business Center Director