Small Business and Technology Development Center

North Carolina’s Small Business and Technology Development Center operates offices in Asheville and Cullowhee in partnership with Western Carolina University. The SBTDC is the business and technology extension service of the University of North Carolina system. It operates 10 regional service centers offering six specialty programs for small businesses including international business development, market research, access to private equity, strategic growth services, technology development, and selling to the government.

Western Carolina staffs the Asheville and Cullowhee offices with a full-time director, three business counselors and a specialist for government procurement. The team hosts regular workshops on small business development and sales strategies.

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Contact the SBTDC

Small businesses interested in support from the regional SBTDC office can contact the offices in Cullowhee or Asheville at the numbers below or email Regional Director Sandra Dennison at

104 Forsyth Building, Ste 226
WCU College of Business
Cullowhee, NC 28723

46 Haywood St.
Suite 212

Asheville, NC 28801


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