Small Business and Technology Development Center

The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) has helped North Carolina businesses grow and create new jobs since 1984. The SBTDC provides management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses. Most of the SBTDC services are free of charge, and all are confidential. By providing entrepreneurs with the tools they need to build and grow successful businesses, the SBTDC positively impacts NC’s economy. With a lead center located in Raleigh, NC, the SBTDC operates 10 regional service centers in 15 total offices. The SBTDC at East Carolina University serves the counties of Craven, Beaufort, Carteret, Edgecombe, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Pamlico, Pitt, Wayne and Wilson.

Services Offered:

  • SBIR/STTR Counseling
  • General Business Services
  • Financial Assistance
  • Financial Analysis
  • Marketing and Market Research
  • Strategy Development & Implementation
  • International Business/Exporting
  • Technology Development and Commercialization



SBTDC Team Members

Rob Bower
Regional Director SBTDC at ECU

SBTDC at ECU Regional Center Staff:

  • Rob Bower, Regional Director
  • Steven Jacobs, General Business Counselor
  • Rachel Bridgers, General Business Counselor
  • Indigo Metellus, Business Counselor
  • Tyler Lumley, Business Launch Specialist

GCAP at State Office:

  • Vacant

Statewide Programs & Services

  • Paige O’Neill, International Business Development Counselor (Greenville)
  • John Ujvari, SBIR/STTR Program Specialist, Statewide & Technology Commercialization Counselor (Chapel Hill)

All SBTDC programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis