Grow Your Own Biz


Resource Links & Information

Provided are resources to help your new business grow and succeed in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba Counties, North Carolina.


A good place to begin is the self-assessment, which can help you to evaluate your entrepreneurial strengths and weaknesses and determine whether standing your own business is right for you. There are a full range of resources available to assistant you in starting your own business. Follow the links of the right for more information and resources.


Small business classes are available at these local community colleges:

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The Western Piedmont Council of Governments shall serve all local government members in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba Counties with professional, cost-effective assistance on a variety of local, regional, state and federal issues and programs.

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Location: 1880 2nd Avenue NW
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