Crisp Small Business Resource Center

The Crisp Small Business Resource Center is the entrepreneurial resource hub of eastern North Carolina and serves a 29-county region.

We provide resources to launch and sustain small businesses and foster sustainable economic development.

For almost five years, small businesses and communities have relied on us for faculty-managed student consulting, industry research, entrepreneurial training, and resource identification and dissemination. 

Click here to learn more about Matt Crisp (’93 and ’96) and why he gave a gift of $1 million to establish the Crisp Center. “This gift from my wife and me to the Miller School of Entrepreneurship is our small way of giving back to the eastern North Carolina business community,” Crisp said. “It is our expectation that the Crisp Center will assist aspiring entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams of starting and running successful businesses here in the area and help the local economy thrive.”

For more questions about the Crisp Small Business Resource Center, email Dr. Emily Yeager at