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Asheville Alternate Work Site
29 Haywood St.
Asheville, NC 28801
United States
Phone: 828-225-1844
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Toll Free: 800-827-5722

About North Carolina District Office

The SBA North Carolina District and two satellite offices are responsible for the delivery of SBA programs in the state.

SBA North Carolina District - Charlotte
6302 Fairview Road, Suite 300
  Charlotte, NC 28210
P: 704-344-6563
F: 704-344-6769


SBA Western North Carolina Office – Asheville
Mike Arriola, SBA Senior Area Manager
City of Asheville
29 Haywood St.
Asheville, NC 28801
P: 828-225-1844



SBA Wilmington and Southeastern North Carolina Office – Wilmington

Don Spry, SBA Senior Area Manager
Cape Fear Community College
419 North 3rd St., Room 106
Wilmington, NC 28401
P: 910-815-3188


Services Available

Over the years, the SBA has developed many small business loan and assistance programs, special outreach efforts and initiatives to aid and inform small businesses. The following describes briefly all the services and information available through this office:

Through SBA’s 504 Fixed Asset Financing Program small businesses can obtain capital for buildings, land, machinery and equipment.  For more information, contact one of North Carolina’s Certified Development Companies. Scroll to the bottom of the page to access a list of SBA 504 lenders.

SBA’s Microloan program provides small loans ranging from under $500 to $50,000. For more information, contact one of North Carolina’s Microloan intermediaries.Scroll to the bottom of the page to access a list of SBA Microlenders.

Financial assistance for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders.

Free counseling, advice and information on starting, better operating or expanding a small business is available through SCORE and Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) network.

Assistance to businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals is available through the 8(a) Business Development Program. For additional information, contact Dan Lucero at 704-344-6396.

Women's Business Ownership Representatives are available to advise women business owners. For additional information, contact Women Business Owners Representative April Gonzalez at 704-344-6811. 

SBA sponsors two Women's Business Centers (WBC) in North Carolina. They are The Center for Empowerment and Development in Fayetteville and the Women's Business Center of North Carolina, in Durham. Both part of SBA's national network of Women's Business Centers (WBC) that provide a wide range of services to women entrepreneurs at all levels of business development.

If you're a veteran, you can get business counseling and information about SBA guaranteed loans. Contact April Gonzalez at 704-344-6811 for more information. Also contact the Veteran's Business Outreach Center at Fayetteville State University at 910-672-1107.

Small businesses engaged in exporting or exploring international trade should contact one of the three  U.S. Export Assistance Centers in North Carolina. For additional information on SBA Export Programs contact Dan Holt in Charlotte at 704-333-4886.

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