Focus Areas


The Greensboro Partnership Entrepreneurship Initiative cultivates a fertile environment for companies to start and grow in the Greater Greensboro area by linking entrepreneurs with the critical resources they need to be successful. The Greensboro Partnership focuses on three areas for entrepreneurs: access to capital, sustainability, and connecting to the campus community as well as connecting entrepreneurs with the area’s leading organizations offering resources to entrepreneurs.

  • From the Experts

    Connect with and learn from the experts, such as the: 

    • Chamber of Commerce, a premier business building network
    • SBTDC, a business counseling group
    • Small Business Center, a community based provider of education and training, counseling and information.
    • East Market Street Development, a private non-profit CDC helping rebuild the business community in East Greensboro
    • Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship, whose mission is to enhance economic development in the area

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  • Access to Capital

    Whether you are looking for start-up funding, a business loan to grow, or an investor that can help your company get to IPO, offers the best information on how to get funding. Read about market trends, practicing your pitch, meeting the right investors, and stay connected to local financial resources.
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  • Campus Collaboration

    With seven colleges and universities, Greensboro is truly a campus town. The density of higher education here produces a vibrant community and provides support to local businesses. Learn about innovative research, the latest equipment, workforce training, internship programs and other resources to help local entrepreneurs get their ideas to market.
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  • Sustainability

    Businesses today are more concerned about their *triple bottom line* – profit, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship. Connect to the growing sustainable business community in Greensboro, find tools to *go green*, get ideas to start a green business, and learn how social entrepreneurs are changing the world.
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