We love supporting entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and freelancers. 

As a Durham-focused collaborative, we actively advocate for other small business owners and are committed to supporting local. We are consistently positive in our presence, choosing to focus on the strengths of those around us. Because we are local, we understand the market and the current trends. We are actively engaged in networking with other business owners so we can stay on top of the shifting sands.

In addition to taking care of all of your business communication needs, we are proud to support entrepreneurs in the following ways:

The best part of this group has been how inspired I've been by women who have either already started or are in the process of starting a business. It has taken a lot of the fear away for me. Thank you for this group. I am eternally grateful.

Heather Alaspa, Yoga Instructor at Mindful Malu

Groups
We have helped establish a very successful group of Durham area women entrepreneurs. The group meets monthly to share ideas and to support one another. It's a great networking group as well as a way to grow your business, both through tangible skills/feedback as well as less tangible (but just as important) things such as peer support. This group is currently full, but we would love to help you get your own started!  

One-on-one consultation
Christine Seed has many years of advising people who are in the beginning phases of setting up their business. She can troubleshoot, brainstorm, and generally act as a business sounding board.

Customized support
Need a class? Some resources? Something in particular to you and your vision? Contact us and let's talk.

Durham area resources for small businesses, freelancers, and entrepreneurs

Uncompany is a group for freelancers, the freelance curious, and clients who use freelancers. We believe that the freelance workforce is growing and we want to be there to support it. We believe that you don't need an office to build a community and you don't need a 9-5 to build a career. 

 

SCORE Chapel Hill pairs small business owners with experienced mentor - all free of charge. They also offer workshops, templates, and tools for growing your small business. 

 

Sustain-a-Bull is Durham’s non-profit independent business alliance, which promotes and supports locally owned, independent businesses in our community based on the belief that independent businesses are vital to Durham’s economy, culture, and environment. Become a member or search for members on their website

 

 

Through voluntary certification, the Durham Living Wage Project aims to identify, acknowledge, and celebrate businesses and non-profits that pay a living wage. 

 

As part of the Small Business Center Network, the Small Business Center (SBC) at Durham Tech provides business owners with the information they need for success, including – but not limited to – advice on marketing, sales, bookkeeping, and financial management.

 

Coworking spaces

Nido is a dynamic community of parents who also happen to be business owners, freelancers, students, or remote workers. These parents have in common their quest for a flexible work schedule, a professional shared workspace, and a desire to be close to their children. Their children have their own community in our beautiful Montessori preschool, just a doorway away from the coworking space. Non-members are invited to join us for business workshops, parent discussion groups, and networking events. 

With three locations in Durham and one in Raleigh, American Underground offers office and coworking space, community events, and also is the site of one of only seven Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hub.

Bull City Coworking is a shared office space serving a growing community of independent and creative professionals in the heart of downtown Durham.

Mercury Studio's mission is to support, encourage, and enable passionate, independent creatives to build healthy live that sustain meaningful work with a collaborative and inspiring community.

iNVICTUS Office Center, a Coworking Community provides workspaces for Freelancers, Startups, Entrepreneurs, and Business Professionals. With up to date amenities, flexible scheduling, and affordable rates, iNVICTUS allows you to be innovative, creative, and inspired.