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The NC Community Colleges Small Business Center Network (SBCN) is our state's largest state-supported small business assistance initiative. Started in 1984 with the funding of eight small business centers by the North Carolina General Assembly, by 1995 at least one Small Business Center was established at each of the 58 community colleges. 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
  • ☛ High-impact seminars and classes available free of charge or for a minimal registration fee

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
  • ☛ Biotechnology-related Business Questions
  • ☛ International Trade
  • ☛ Government Procurement



What the SBC Can Do For You

At our RCCC Campus
  • Free Small Business seminars
  • Free start-up counseling
  • Free consulting to existing businesses, government agencies and non-profits
  • Free help with business, management and organizational issues
  • Free computer use and Internet access
  • Free business resource center
  • On-site training for established businesses
We Provide Assistance with
  • Business Planning Process
  • Marketing: Products & Services, Packaging, Pricing, Distribution, Competition,
  • Research
  • Financials: P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow
  • Other business and management issues… We will provide this on-site at your location






How we create success for your small business


SBC Contact Information

RayNita Morrison 
Small Business Center Director

Ms. Morrison comes to lead our program with over 10 years of experience in entrepreneurship. She has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Shaw University. Prior to her current role, Ms. Morrison served as an educator for more than 13 years.

Bradford Watford, Program Assistant

Cheryl Holloman, Administrative Assistant

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

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