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Small Business Center | Continuing Education: Getting Started

RCC Small Business Center Network, market research, SBCN, Bob Moore

Business Plan Chalkboard OutlineThe Small Business Center of Robeson Community College is located in the Charles V. Chrestman Workforce Development Center (Building 18) and it offers approximately 60-75 free seminars each year designed to assist aspiring and existing entrepreneurs.

The NC Community Colleges Small Business Center Network assists in starting an average of more than 650 businesses each year. Small Business Centers have an economic impact in 90 percent of all NC counties each year including helping to create and retain nearly 3,000 jobs annually. Over 68 percent of these jobs are in the rural counties of the state.  We accomplish our mission by offering no-fee confidential counseling,  free seminars that are open to the public, and a Small Business Center Resource Center with computers, Internet access, books, and periodicals.

The Small Business Center is designed to meet the training needs of the area’s small business owners as well as entrepreneurial training for those wishing to “become their own boss.” Training sessions are offered as seminars, workshops and short-term courses, most of which are free. The Small Business Center also offers no-fee confidential business counseling to individuals wishing to start a new business or expand an existing business. Counseling is also available to existing business owners who are experiencing an obstacle or problem that is hindering the success of their business. Click here to schedule an appointment.

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