by Jordan Green

Grant money available to business competition winner

PTP Next, a volunteer-driven organization that operates under the auspices of Piedmont Triad Partnership, has announced a region-wide grant of up to $50,000 to a Piedmont Triad startup or existing company that provides innovative products or services, or uses innovative processes and technologies. The initial online application goes lives at on Aug. 15.

“The competition is one tool to energize and expand the Piedmont Triad’s ecosystem in order to grow its next-generation economy,” PTP Next member David Worth said in a prepared statement. “We’re on a mission to provide hard to-find early funding to the most promising entrepreneurial companies and to help them reach important early milestones by using those funds wisely.”

City of Greensboro sponsors briefing on loan options

Small business owners and operators are invited to attend a free briefing hosted by the city of Greensboro to learn about loan options on Thursday from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the Nussbaum Room at the Central Library. Representatives from Self Help Credit Union, the city of Greensboro targeted loan pool program, BB&T Bank and the Small Business Administration will be on hand to answer questions.