The corona virus pandemic is affecting minority-owned and woman owned firms in a variety of ways. Below is a list of resources and information to help businesses navigate this challenging time.

Business Financing

Piedmont Business Capital 

SBA Disaster Assistance Loans

NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loans

Grant Opportunities


Retool NC-HUB Small Business Impact Grant Program

Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Grant Program

Business Support

Greater Winston Salem Inc.

Up-to-date information to help support businesses and their employees

Greensboro Chamber of Commerce

Comprehensive list of COVID-19 resources. 

Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)

Management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses.

Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC)

State resources focused on supporting small businesses impacted by COVID-19 

Small Business Administration

Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber informs and equips businesses with the most important and up-to-date information to prevent the spread of the virus and prepare businesses for the near and long-term impact.


ACCESS is located in the Bailey Power Plant

486 Patterson Ave, Suite  241

Winston-Salem, NC  27101