Small Business Center

Your small business deserves big support.

Starting and operating a small business is no easy task. Luckily, you don’t have to go it alone. The Small Business Center (SBC) is your dedicated partner in entrepreneurial success. Whether you’re a hopeful entrepreneur ready to launch your dream venture or a small business owner looking to take your enterprise to new heights, we have the resources, expertise, and guidance you need to thrive.

Unlock the path to success.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and unsure of where to begin, especially as your business grows. That’s where we come in. Our mission is to empower you with the actionable steps needed to go from concept to operation. Discover how to define your business concept, attract and retain customers, secure vital funding, and achieve sustainable growth.

Our Services

The Small Business Center at South Piedmont Community College offers a comprehensive range of services to propel your business forward.

Confidential Counseling

Our dedicated counselors are here to support you in every step of your entrepreneurial journey. Whether you need assistance with ideation, business planning, growth strategies, problem-solving, or marketing, our one-on-one counseling sessions will provide you with invaluable insights and guidance.

Don’t miss out on our no-cost seminars designed to accommodate your busy schedule while expanding your business knowledge.  Browse our current schedule to find the topics that meet your  need.

Courses and Exclusive Application-Based Programs

Special Events

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Are you bursting with entrepreneurial ideas? Do you have an innovative concept that could revolutionize your existing business? Then the 53 Ideas Pitch Competition is your opportunity to shine! Enter for a chance to win $10,000 in seed funding to turn your idea into a thriving venture or introduce a game-changing innovation. The entry period is closed. The Pitch Finale will be broadcast on Thursday, August 3, 2023.

Resource Information and Referrals
The SBC’s resource center offers lending and use of books, guides, and internet-connected computer workstations to help you research, plan, and develop your business. Staff can also provide referrals to State and local agencies that can assist you throughout your entrepreneurial journey. View helpful links now.

Get involved and make a difference.

The Small Business Center is always on the lookout for exceptional individuals who share our passion for helping small businesses succeed. Here are ways you can contribute:

  • Submit a Presenter Interest Form – If you’re a skilled trainer with an innovative course or seminar idea, we want to hear from you!
  • Become a Virtual Volunteer Counselor – Lend your expertise and make a direct impact on the success of small businesses by helping them navigate challenges and seize opportunities.

For More Information

Have questions? Reach out to us at sbc@spcc.edu or join our mailing list to stay updated on the latest news and events.
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