Ginger L. Welch Complex
810 Acquoni Road
Cherokee, NC 28719
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Center for Veteran Enterprises Assists veteran entrepreneurs to start and expand their businesses.
OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling 828-255-5166
Cherokee NC Chamber of Commerce Tourism & business organization. 877-433-6700
Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians Official Cherokee government web site. Main office 828-497-7000
First Citizens Bank Personal and business loans. Cherokee main branch, Tsali Blvd. 828-497-2041
Haywood Community College Waynesville 828-627-2821
Mountain BizWorks (formerly Mountain Microenterprise Fund) Training, consulting and financing for start-up or business expansion. Asheville 888-389-3089
The Support Center Small business lending, services, and policy research throughout North Carolina” Asheville Office: 828-785-1431
NC Inst. of Minority Economic Development Minority business development, women's business center
NC Rural Economic Development Center Rural policy initiatives, capacity building programs, research and information tools
NC Small Business & Technology Development Center Counseling, education and business planning.
North Carolina Indian Economic Development Initiative, Inc.PO Box 87044, Fayetteville, NC 28304. 910-486-6555
Qualla Financial Freedom Financial management skills at the WCU-Cherokee Center, Acquoni Rd. 828-359-6938
Self Help Credit Union Community development lender for home buyers, small businesses and nonprofits. Durham 800-476-7428
SCORE Service Corp of Retired Executives- Free business counseling provided by real world professionals, Asheville.
Smoky Mountain Host
Marketing organization for the 7 far western counties and the Qualla Boundary. Franklin 800-432-4678
Southwestern Planning Commission Job-link centers.
United Community Bank Personal and business loans. Cherokee branch, 3273 US 441-N 828-497-3222
US Department of Agriculture Rural Development Consultations, assistance and funding opportunities for individuals and businesses in rural communities.
Western Carolina University