Small Business Assistance

Streamline your relocation with our small business assistance program

Iredell EDC’s Small Business Ombudsman (SBO) program provides free assistance to small business owners looking to set up shop or relocate their existing business.

Our SBO program:

  • Helps small businesses navigate the planning and inspections process
  • Identifies potential challenges of sites and facilities
  • Interprets zoning and building codes
  • Provides education and outreach programs on regulatory compliance issues
  • Coordinates between small businesses and government
  • Facilitates the resolution of complaints and disagreements

For more information contact or call 704-663-1898 and download our Business Resource Guide.

Small Business Center at Mitchell Community College

The Small Business Center focuses on assisting start-up businesses. Small Business Center counselors provide guidance customized to solving problems related to starting and operating a new business. Prospective or existing small business owners can take advantage free, confidential, one-on-one business counseling services; resource and referral information for a variety of business needs; and free (or low-cost) business development seminars and classes.

For more information visit the, Small Business Center at Mitchell Community College or contact Gregory Cain, Director at (704) 878-3227 or