Small Business and Technology Development Center, SCORE, the Veterans Business Outreach Center, the Rural Center and a toll-free information and referral service often known as the Small Business Advisors hotline. Pre-pandemic, the state’s 934,000 small businesses accounted for 99 percent of all North Carolina employers with the pandemic spurring a record-breaking number of enterprise formations. Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed Sept. 12-19, 2021, as Small Business Week to spotlight the importance of small, independent companies and entrepreneurship to North Carolina’s economic system. The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of enterprise ownership a actuality. It delivers companies via an intensive network of SBA subject places of work and partnerships with public and private organizations. The National Small Business Week occasion schedule consists of three days recognizing America’s excellent entrepreneurs, shining a spotlight on the nation’s 30 million small companies throughout the country.