Winston-Salem Small Business Resources
The Winston-Salem Chamber supports local small businesses through programs designed to increase your network, expand your visibility, and provide you with resources that enhance your business. Access to business consultations and social media coaching, participation in Leads Groups and committees, and additional benefits are available to all members. The Chamber partners with the Forsyth Tech Small Business Center to present small business workshops and seminars.
Forsyth Tech SBC
The Chamber is a part of Winston-Salem’s formal network supporting small businesses and startups known as the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. If you are embarking on a new business venture, know that you will find a robust support network here. Our programs and services are aligned with other community resources including the following:
The Winston Salem Chamber has joined the Carolina Chamber Export Assistance Center to provide our members with access to an online portal for processing export documents. Documentation for countries that require a raised embossed seal, a Certificate of Free Sale, or other specific export documents is also available.
Carolina Chamber Export Assistance Center
Richard N. Davis Minority Business Scholarships
The Chamber’s Richard N. Davis Scholarship program provides Chamber memberships to minority and women-owned businesses and will develop a peer network of local companies to strengthen and build relationships among minority and women business leaders.
The scholarships have been given the Richard N. Davis title in honor of a past Board Chair of the Chamber and active community advocate. This program is supported by Wake Forest University.
Small Business of the Quarter Presented by Truliant
The Small Business of the Quarter award will celebrate small businesses and their contributions to Winston-Salem. The winners will be eligible for the Truliant Small Business of the Year Award, presented at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting in the fall.
Businesses will be judged on community involvement and stewardship, commitment to good business practices, overall business growth, and workplace culture. You may complete a nomination form for your company or for a company you admire.
The Small Business Awards are sponsored by Truliant Federal Credit Union.
Other Useful Resources
Winston-Salem Black Chamber of Commerce
Local Small Business Resource Guide
Free Online Courses From the US Small Business Administration
Fueling Your Business in NC A guide to financing your small business from North Carolina’s Rural Entrepreneurship Development System project
Business Link North Carolina A network of statewide, state-funded agencies and organizations that provide services to the state’s businesses. BLNC provides a single entry point to find experts who can help your business start, grow and succeed.