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The NC Community Colleges Small Business Center Network (SBCN) is our state's largest state-supported small business assistance initiative. Currently, the Network has 60 sites throughout the state with Centers conveniently located within a 30-minute drive of every North Carolinian. At the core of its vision, the Small Business Center Network is positioned to focus on entrepreneurship, small business, and economic development with an emphasis on assisting start-ups, early stage, and businesses seeking disaster assistance or seeking to stabilize. Our unique structure allows ease of access and unparalleled knowledge of and linkages within local communities. We collaborate with Federal, State, and local entities to help business owners get the most current information needed to start and successfully operate their enterprises.

Potential or existing small business owners can take advantage of high quality, readily accessible assistance that includes:

  • Free, confidential one-on-one business counseling services
  •   Resource and referral information for a variety of business needs
  • Free High-impact small business educational webinars
  •   Free to use small business resource center with internet enabled computers for small business use  


What the SBC Can Do For You

Our Center staff understands the unique economic situations of North Carolina's diverse communities and regions, and they provide services customized to meet those as well as specific business needs. Experienced business counselors are available to help with:
  • ☛ Entrepreneurial Assessment
  • ☛ Entrepreneurship Training
  • ☛ Business Plan Development
  • ☛ Sources of Capital and Loan Preparation
  • ☛ Marketing Assistance and more   

To get started, submit a request for counseling. The Small Business Center director will contact you within two business days to schedule an appointment. 


SBC Contact Information

SaRatta Murphy  

Director, Small Business Center

RCCC – Ahoskie, NC: Freeland BLDG RM 126

Cheryl Holloman

Administrative Assistant, Small Business Center

RCCC – Ahoskie, NC: Freeland BLDG RM 126



Helpful Small Business Resources

NC Department of Commerce, Business Servicenter
For forms, consultation and more

Service Corps of Retired Executives
For business plan and financial templates, consultations..
For legal, HR information
For customer and employee surveys
For city, county data and statistics

Business Week
a magazine

Industry Week
a magazine

Small Business Center


Small Business Center

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