As you seek help in thinking through your business idea, you may want to contact SCORE. SCORE is a non-profit that delivers FREE, confidential, valuable advice for your business needs. Whether you are a start-up or an existing business, SCORE mentors will help you reach customers and achieve your goals.
It looks like your closest location is:
300 Fayetteville Street Mall Century PO Bldg, Suite 306
Raleigh, NC 27602
Phone: (919) 856-4739
Simultaneously, you can get free advice and ideas from thousands of seasoned business professionals through SCORE's email mentoring program. The mentors specialize in various business sectors or phases of business development.
Also, you'll want to check out the Small Business Development Center, part of the Small Business Administration, located at North Carolina State University. Again, the services are free.
The SBDC helps their clients routinely to develop and implement viable strategies that enhance their competitive advantage and success in the marketplace:
- Assess and benchmark current profitability and organizational effectiveness.
- Identify market opportunities from customer profiling, competitive analysis, and industry research.
- Develop and implement short-term and long-term business strategies.
- Link business strategies to workplace learning and performance.
- Measure and monitor progress toward profitability and organizational effectiveness.
Small Business Development Center
NC State University
5 West Hargett St, Ste 1010
Raleigh, NC 27601-1348
Best of success!