NC Small Business and Technology Development Center

Robert Byron Hicks
(828) 262-2492

The North Carolina SBTDC at ASU is a program of Appalachian State University and is operated in partnership with the US Small Business Administration. North Carolina's SBTDC is a statewide, University-based program. The SBTDC at ASU maintains offices in Boone and Hickory providing university outreach to a 14-county region of North Carolina.

The SBTDC is a business advisory service providing management counseling to established firms, high growth companies, later stage start-up businesses, and economic development services to communities. Specific assistance areas include strategic planning, marketing, financial management, loan application, capital formation issues, feasibility assessment, business planning assistance and general business management.