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What is NC REAL?

NC REAL is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping bring entrepreneurship and small business creation to North Carolina. Through our training programs and curriculum, we have helped thousands of people create new jobs throughout our state.

NC REAL stands for North Carolina Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning. We provide educational programs and support for adults or youth interested in entrepreneurship. Learn More

Recent News

REAL Mother-Daughter Team Makes Lasting Impression

REAL Mother-Daughter Team Makes Lasting Impression

Brittany Eller, started a photography business a few years ago, but didn’t have a written business plan until recently. Brittany was part of the first REAL Online beta test group last fall and finished the course with the plan that had been the missing piece all along.  Continue Reading…

NC REAL Announces Winners of the Southeastern Business Plan Competition

NC REAL Announces Winners of the Southeastern Business Plan Competition

NC REAL would like to announce the winners of the 2014 Southeastern NC Business Plan Competition. First place: Chandler Worley Family Farms; second place: Stevens’ Produce.  Continue Reading…

Duct Tape Dynasty

Duct Tape Dynasty

Eleven-year-old Deliah Esquivel attended last summer’s REAL Youth Entrepreneurship Camp in Cherokee. She came away ready to turn her business idea into a business venture.

Like other kids her age Deliah enjoys basketball, playing fish, pow wows and stomp, but in her spare time the outgoing youngster from Paint Town and Big Cove has another hobby that’s not so common.  Continue Reading…

REAL Youth Entrepreneurship Camp Participant Starts Successful Agribusiness

REAL Youth Entrepreneurship Camp Participant Starts Successful Agribusiness

Eleven-year-old Zeb Sink, sixth grader at Summit Charter School in Cashiers, attended the REAL Youth Entrepreneurship Camp last summer in Cherokee and came away with big plans that couldn’t wait until he was an adult to get started. He got busy after the Camp and currently has 17 chickens in the production department of new venture . . . selling eggs.  Continue Reading…

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NC REAL Entrepreneurship

3739 National Drive, Suite 100

Raleigh, NC 27612

USA

T 919-781-6833

Upcoming Training Events

REAL Online Business Planning Course Starts April 14, 2014

REAL Institute June 23-27, 2014

REAL Boomerang Institute June 25-27, 2014

REAL Youth Institute July 9-11, 2014

REAL Agriculture Entrepreneurship Training September 4-5, 2014

REAL Youth Entrepreneurship Camp January 22-23, 2015

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