Wilmington SCORE - Celebrating 40 years in Southeastern North Carolina

The Wilmington, North Carolina Chapter of the SCORE Association is a resource partner of the Small Business Administration and part of the nationwide nonprofit organization founded in 1964. It is dedicated to the formation, growth and success of the nation’s small business, one business at a time.

We have over 30 mentors with real world experience who volunteer to share their knowledge at no cost to you.

SCORE's mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling. Counseling can be conducted at the client's place of business, at our chapter headquarters, by telephone or via email.

SCORE mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled, low-cost educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.

With access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business, the information provided here covers a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.

Wilmington SCORE Upcoming Events & Workshops



 Wilmington SCORE Clients Open for Business:


Treasured Relationships Launches New Business

February 10, 2015-- Wilmington, NC-Rev. David (Dave) S. Wilder, M. DIV. recently opened Treasured Relationships, a faith-based and Bible-congruent ministry that focuses on teaching people how to have great relationships.

Dave's unique ministry and business model supports the ministries of local Christian churches by offering several Biblically-based relationship training programs.  He also offers an online relationship skills training course, an in-person group coaching program, and the opportunity for individuals and couples to work with him privately.  By using secure, readily available video teleconferencing technology, Treasured Relationships private coaching services are convenient and economical.

Dave has specialized in marriage enrichment for over 38 years as a Pastoral 

Counselor, Clinical Chaplain, Military Chaplain, and Marriage and Family Education Specialist for the U.S. Marine Corps.  He is a pioneer in developing and implementing a new relationship education model for the military and has coached thousands of couples as they built better marriages.

Treasured Relationships combines marriage enrichment training and relationship coaching to facilitate a life-changing process.  

Detailed information about Dave's coaching services and his exciting programs are available on his website at www.treasuredrelationships.com.  You can also contact Dave directly by emailing him at treasuredrelationships@gmail.com.  Dave can also be found on LinkedIn and Facebook.



 Edge of Urge Opening Second Location in Raleigh, NC

Wilmington's Success Story Begins New Chapter

November 5, 2014 -- Edge of Urge, the Wilmington-based retail company known nationally for its creative clothing and accessories, will open a new store in Raleigh, NC, on November 15, 2014. "We chose the new location at 215 East Franklin Street for its proximity to the creative class in Raleigh", said Jessie Williams, founder and owner of both locations. 

"We aren't just expanding, we're making space," said Williams, "This new Edge of Urge location is a dynamic, supportive, retail space that builds on our strong ties, in NC and beyond, stocked with the most beloved labels, missing pieces, emerging made-in-the-USA designers, and a network of creative professionals, for your personal brand."

 Since its small beginnings in 2002, Edge of Urge has grown not just as a brand, or a retail store, it has evolved into a launching pad for countless designers, an incubator for ideas and a space to cultivate and encourage emerging brands with already in-motion, completely vetted and dedicated creative people.

 A grand opening party is scheduled for Saturday, November 15, with Edge of Urge and Lumina Clothing (also a Wilmington based company) teaming up to throw a block party that incorporates friends and offerings from Yellow Dog Bread, The Wine Authorities, Person St. Bar, Oak City Cycles, Raleigh City Farm, and Standard Foods. As Williams said, "Edge of Urge has always believed in the power of numbers!" Freaker USA, also founded in Wilmington, will be there with their distinctive yellow box truck, providing the stage for North Carolina bands Daddy Issues, The See Gulls, and Zack Mexico. The block party begins at 2 pm, and goes until..........., and then Person St. Bar will host an after party. 

Edge of Urge Raleigh will be open Monday-Friday 11 am - 7 pm, Saturday 11 am -     8 pm, and Sunday 11 am - 6 pm.  Every day of the week, you will find clothing, jewelry, and art, and both sought after national brands, as well as goods from emerging designers with handmade and local labels.

About Edge of Urge:

Founded in Wilmington, NC in 2002, the goal for Edge of Urge is to build upon our core beliefs in community, learning, self-expression, and taking care of business

To learn more about how Edge of Urge is committed to reinventing the way people invest in art and design, putting money back into the community, and moving a generation forward, please visit: www.edgeofurge.com.



JT Fashion

Bags, Jewelry, & More

 Wilmington, NC--Aug 11, 2014 - JT Fashion, a new and unique women's fashion accessory boutique is now open in Landfall Center, with Grand Opening festivities planned for Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 10 am to 4 pm.

JT Fashion offers women's handbags, jewelry, scarves, and other accessory items, as well as a large assortment of little girl's accessories, for the customer seeking a variety of new and different items at very affordable prices.

Owner Sa Jithan-Todt is originally from Thailand, where she managed a retail business in the heart of downtown Bangkok. After marrying her husband Mike in 2004, she moved to the US to make Wilmington her new home and to raise her three children. She feels the timing is right for her to share her passion for fashion by opening JT Fashion.

Sa's connections in Thailand allow her to access new and unique European and Asian fashions that rapidly reach Bangkok, and bring them directly to her customers in Wilmington. Sa also designs, makes and sells her owns jewelry designs.                          

Join Sa for the JT Fashion Grand Opening festivities that will include music, traditional Thai beverages and treats, and several fashion item giveaways.

Their beautiful new shop offers a warm and inviting atmosphere for an enjoyable shopping experience.

For more information about JT Fashion contact:

Sa Jithan-Todt, Owner

Landfall Center, Unit K

1319 Military Cutoff Road

Wilmington, NC 28405


Store Hours

Mon. - Sat.:  10 to 8 pm

Sun.:  12 to 6pm  


Eco Chic Blossoms Floral Design Studio

Wilmington, NC-July 15, 2014 - Kristy Holt, floral designer and former event planner, has opened Eco Chic Blossoms, her new business in downtown Wilmington, NC.  Eco Chic Blossoms is a floral design company specializing in high quality, unique fresh flower arrangements for events throughout the Cape Fear Region.

Located in the heart of the Brooklyn Arts District, Eco Chic Blossoms offers a serene environment in which clients can consult with Kristy and develop a relationship of trust and understanding.  Whether it is a wedding, a rehearsal dinner, a bridal or baby shower, an anniversary, or other celebration, Holt is available to listen, understand, interpret and bring your floral vision to life with her exclusive design concepts.  She and her team of experienced floral professionals guarantee that they will meet and exceed your highest expectations in creativity as well as reliability in the fine art of floristry.   

Over ten years time she oversaw over 1,000 events and 150 weddings as the event planner for Bluewater and Oceanic restaurants and developed her passion for floral design. 

After receiving her degree in floral design, Holt worked full time as the bridal consultant for a local florist in Wilmington.  With her many years of experience meeting with brides, it was the perfect fit.  She learned the business end of the floral industry and began successfully designing weddings.

In late 2013 she decided that the timing was right to open her own floral design business. "The Brooklyn Arts District is on the upswing, and I see positive changes every day. With the Brooklyn Arts Center and Eventful Furniture within a block of my design studio, I see an event and wedding community evolving", said Holt.

For more information about Eco Chic Blossoms contact:

Kristy Holt, Owner and Floral Designer

713 North 4th Street, Unit 100

Wilmington, NC 28401





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