Welcome to Good Work

Good Work helps entrepreneurs and communities be more self-reliant, resilient, and collaborative. 

Good Work is a community development collaborative with a mission to strengthen local entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, and community leaders through culturally appropriate support and partnerships.


Business Link North Carolina: North Carolina's online one-stop business assistance and resource portal for entrepreneurs:  BLNC.gov

US Small Business Administration (SBA): The Federal Government's one-stop business assistance and resource portal for entrepreneurs: SBA.gov

NC Works: Start a new career, find a job, start or grow a business, government contracting, etc: https://www.ncworks.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx

Self-guided business assessment:  https://www.ncsbc.net//images/selfguidedbusinessassessment.pdf

Start-up checklist: http://www.blnc.gov/start-your-business/planning-checklist

Small Business Start-up Guide: http://www.sbtdc.org/pdf/startup.pdf

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) essential online guides to starting a business: http://go.usa.gov/beG

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) online training and resources: http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/counseling-training

Business development resources suggested by the NC Community College Small Business Center Networkhttps://www.ncsbc.net/DocumentMaster.aspx?doc=1008

Go here for: Business plan templates

Go here for: Business planning resources  

Go here for: Building a Sustainable Business planning guide (free download)


Worker Cooperatives and Economic Democracy


(1) Southern Grassroots Economics Project

(2) Cooperative Resources

(3) Economic Democracy - A training series for Building Leaership for the Next Economy

Download the PDF


Download our worksheets: Assessing Your Idea and Beginning Your Business Assessment

Download Resilience for the Small Business Owner

Download the Starting a Small Business in NC guide from the NC SBTDC

Download the “Navigating Business Services in NC: Your ‘Where to Go for What’ Guide.”

Download the “Fueling Your Business in North Carolina: A Guide to Financing for Small Businesses”

Download "Financing Your Small Business: How to Borrow Money from People You Know" by SCORE and Circle Lending (now Virgin Money)