/ Regional Small Business Centers
Starting a business takes passion, purpose, and the right people to support you as you successfully launch and grow your dream. Connect with your local Small Business Center (SBC) for help with ideation, business feasibility, business plan development, strategic planning and growth management, loan preparation, and marketing assistance. Plus, take advantage of FREE business counseling, as well as resource and referral information for a variety of needs to propel your business forward. Contact an SBC nearest you!
Catawba Valley Community College’s mission to help new and existing businesses get started or expand. The Small Business Center provides one-on-one, confidential business counseling to assist you with business planning, licenses, and permits; plus, nonprofit, business, and start-up seminars and networking events.
Central Piedmont Small Business Center helps thousands of entrepreneurs learn, launch, connect and grow by providing them with the skills, mindset, and network they need to succeed. No matter where you’re at on your small business journey, Central Piedmont’s free small business webinars, seminars and one-on-one counseling will help you develop key business skills.
Cleveland Community College Small Business Center provides workshops, seminars, counseling, information, and referral services for small business owners and operators in Cleveland County. The center also offers seminars co-sponsored by the Cleveland County Chamber, the Uptown Shelby Association, and the Cleveland County Business Development Center.
Gaston College Small Business Center provides entrepreneurs with the information they need to start or expand a business by providing free seminars, resource centers, and one-on-one counseling for small business owners and prospective owners.
Mitchell Community College Small Business Center is a valuable resource, whether you’re exploring your options, an experienced business owner, or opening a business in Iredell County. The center provides free seminars and interactive workshops and classes on a variety of topics, including business start-up, planning, marketing, social media, basic bookkeeping, web design, and management training.
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Small Business Center is at the heart of small business resources in Concord, Kannapolis, Salisbury, and surrounding towns. Whether you want to start a small business or grow an existing one, the SBC can help you develop a plan of action for lasting success with high-quality small business education programs and services.
South Piedmont Community College Small Business Center offers seminars, resources, and free counseling to jump-start your startup. The SBCs are community-based providers and entrepreneurship training, confidential one-on-one business counseling, referral, and information centers.
Stanly Community College Small Business Center is uniquely positioned to assist you in starting your own business in Stanly County. The SBC provides support for the growth and development of new and existing businesses by being a community-based provider of low or no-cost training, counseling, and resource information.