Resources for Businesses

Morehead City Emergency Small Business Loan Program

The state will begin accepting applications this Friday April 25th from workers for Federal Unemployment Insurance that are not normally eligible for State Unemployment Insurance, such as self-employed workers and independent contractors.  The article below along with the state link explain pretty well how to navigate, apply for, and/or update your information in the system.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA): This program provides unemployment compensation for individuals not eligible for regular unemployment insurance or any extensions to unemployment insurance. This will provide benefits to eligible self-employed workers and independent contractors.

Please see the article here:

More detailed information from the State Unemployment Insurance site can be found here:

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)  

SBA Express Bridge Loans (NEW-contact your banker) 

 SBA News Release  

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP-available 4-3-2020) 

NC COVID10 Recovery Loan  


THREAD Capital – Rapid Recovery  


MISC SBA Resources 

SBCN COVID-19 Business Resources 

NC Small Business and Technology Developer Center (SBTDC)’s COVID-19 resource page:

NC Commerce’s resources page that includes specific sources of financial support available in NC:

Inc Magazine has a helpful article on guidance for 1099 workers:

Forbes Magazine has an article identifying potential lenders for new and non-bank customers:

This link has a list of FinTech lenders available to help with the SBA Paycheck Protection Program:


COVID-19 NC Unemployment Insurance Information 

Golden Leaf Foundation