Small Business

The Town of North Wilkesboro for many years has seen success as a by product of the strong entrepreneurial spirit of its citizens and the growth of its small businesses. Here are just a few resources for small business start-ups and small business growth.

Navigating Business Services in North Carolina

A great resource for understanding the business services that the State of North Carolina offers is the Navigating Business Services in North Carolina booklet, which discusses every aspect of business creation and growth.

Learn more about Navigating Business Services in North Carolina (PDF).

Business Plans

A business plan is an essential element of your business development. Developing a business plan will help you be more aware of the market, your product or service, your competition, and yourself. For small businesses start-ups, please refer to the Business Plan Guide for a Start-Up Business, while existing businesses can refer to the Business Plan Guide for an Established Business.

Business Plans Resources


Finding funding for your small business is always a tough task.

Funding Resources

Town of North Wilkesboro Small Business Loan

The Town offers a low interest loan to businesses located with the city limits. Loan amounts between $5K-$15K are to be repaid over a five year period. Please see Small Business Pre-Application and Small Business Loan Guidelines for additional information, or contact us at 336-667-7129.

 Business Link North Carolina

In addition, Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) offers small businesses and start-up businesses consultations, information and referrals: just the help you need to tap into all the State has to offer. Please call BLNC at 800-228-8443 or 919-807-4280 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. Then a Business Counselor will discuss your needs and help you find the appropriate resources to accomplish your goals.

Downtown North Wilkesboro Partnership Facade Grant

If your business is within the Historic Downtown (CBD Zoning) or if you are interested in opening a business within the Historic Downtown then you may want to apply for the Downtown North Wilkesboro Partnership Facade Grant, which allows up to a $4,000 matching grant. Visit Downtown North Wilkesboro for guidelines and an application.