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Business Resources

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 Council for Entrepreneurial Development

NC Department of Commerce

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 Community College On-site and on-line classes. Main campus in Sylva 828-586-4091. SCC Cherokee Center 497-7233

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.

US Department of Housing & Urban Development

US Small Business Administration

Western Carolina University
Cullowhee 838-227-7211

Sequoyah Fund

Ginger L. Welch Complex
810 Acquoni Road 
Cherokee, NC 28719

Ph 828-359-5002
Fax 828-359-5007

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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