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Your Business Advocate

When interacting with state agencies in North Carolina, do you ever wish you had an advocate who could speak on your behalf? You do. Christine Ryan, the Small Business Ombudsman is your advocate to help you and your business cut through red tape to resolve issues with State Agencies or Departments. If you encounter problems with regulatory issues that are affecting your business, contact Christine Ryan, your business advocate by calling 1-800-228-8443.

Additional activities of the Ombudsman:

  • Provide easy access to information and resources
  • Serve as a voice for the Entrepreneur
  • Eliminate policy roadblocks and burdens
  • Create an entrepreneur-friendly environment