An Interactive Guide to Setting up a small business in: Person County, Caswell County, and throughout North Carolina
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Small Business Center Network (SBCN)

SBCN - Small Business Center Network - North Carolina Community College SystemThe Small Business Center Network (SBCN), comprised of 58 Small Business Centers throughout North Carolina, supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses by being a community based provider of training, counseling, and resource information. 

A Small Business Center is located at your nearby community college. To locate a Small Business Center near you, click here.


The objective of the Small Business Center Network is to increase the success rate and the number of viable small businesses in North Carolina by providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to prospective and existing small business owners and their employees.  Each Small Business Center (SBC) will be a community based provider of education and training, counseling, information and referral.


The vision of the North Carolina Small Business Center Network is to foster and support entrepreneurship, small business training and economic development in local communities.

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  • Confidential Business CounselingConfidential Business Counseling
    Small Business Centers provide free, confidential counseling services for new and existing businesses. Available on an as-needed basis, this free, confidential service acts as a sounding board for ideas and concerns you may have about your business. Our professional staff will help you find solutions to your challenging business questions. No question is too simple or complicated.

  • Business Seminars and Workshops
    Small Business Centers offer a wide variety of workshops and courses to help small businesses be successful. Some of the topics include:
    • How to Start a Business
    • How to Write a Business Plan
    • Financing a Business
    • Marketing for Success
    • Bookkeeping and Taxes
    • Specific training can be designed for individual business needs.
  • View our current Small Business Seminar schedule
  • Resource Centers
    Each Small Business Center has a library of professional resources waiting to be tapped. Printed materials including books, pamphlets, magazines, trade journals, as well as, a wide variety of tapes and videos are available for your use. Some Centers offer business-related software, teleconferencing and access to the Internet.


Confidential counseling services and access to resource libraries are free of charge.  Some seminars and workshops require a minimal registration fee.

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To locate a SBC near you, click below:

North Carolina Small Business Centers:

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Alamance Community College

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College


Beaufort County Community College

Bladen Community College

Blue Ridge Community College

Brunswick Community College


Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute

Cape Fear Community College

Carteret Community College

Catawba Valley Community College

Central Carolina Community College

Central Piedmont Community College

Cleveland Community College

Coastal Carolina Community College

College of The Albermarle

Craven Community College


Davidson County Community College

Durham Technical Community College


Edgecombe Community College


Fayetteville Technical Community College

Forsyth Technical Community College


Gaston Community College

Guilford Technical Community College


Halifax Community College

Haywood Community College


Isothermal Community College


James Sprunt Community College

Johnston Community College


Lenoir Community College


Martin Community College

Mayland Community College

McDowell Technical Community College

Mitchell Community College


Nash Community College

NC Center for Applied Textile Technology

NC Small Business Center Network


Pamlico Community College

Piedmont Community College

Pitt Community College


Randolph Community College

Richmond Community College

Roanoke-Chowan Community College

Robeson Community College

Rockingham Community College

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College


Sampson Community College

Sandhills Community College

South Piedmont Community College

Southeastern Community College

Southwestern Community College

Stanly Community College

Surry Community College


Tri-County Community College


Vance-Granville Community College


Wake Technical Community College

Wayne Community College

Western Piedmont Community College

Wilkes Community College

Wilson Technical Community College

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The vision of the North Carolina Small Business Center Network is to foster and support entrepreneurship, small business training and economic development in local communities.


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STEP ONE: Getting Started

STEP TWO: Operating a Business
STEP THREE: Business Plan
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