Small businesses are essential to a thriving regional economy. Whether creating a startup or expanding an existing business, we are here to help you achieve your goals here in Rutherford and Polk County.
The Small Business Center Network is funded through a grant from the state of North Carolina, so counseling services and training seminars are available at no cost.
Ongoing opportunities let us partner with local organizations like the Rutherford Chamber of Commerce, Rutherford County Economic Development, Agricultural Economic Development of Polk County, Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce, SCORE, local government (Register of Deeds, County Manager, etc.), and many area banks. We also work with the NC Secretary of State, NC Dept. of Revenue, Small Business Administration, and many other state and federal programs.