Your small business isn’t small to you.
Starting and operating a small business is hard work. Fortunately, our Small Business Center is here to help! Learn how to write a business plan, secure startup capital, create an effective marketing campaign, and more. The Small Business Center (SBC) at South Piedmont Community College (SPCC) is part of a statewide network dedicated to supporting you as a hopeful entrepreneur or current small business owner. We offer free seminars, resource information, referrals and confidential counseling to help your small business thrive.
Starting a small business is a huge job.
It’s hard to know where to begin and can be even more challenging as you grow. Let us help you to discover the action steps to enable you to go from idea to operation. Learn how to define your business concept, identify and attract customers, secure funding and grow.
The Small Business Center at South Piedmont Community College is ready to help jump-start your business through its core services.
Seminars and Special Events
Take advantage of regularly scheduled no-cost seminars designed to fit your busy schedule and bolster your business knowledge. View our current schedule now.
Don’t miss your chance to participate in the 53 Ideas Pitch Competition! Pitch your idea in 53 seconds for a chance to compete for $10,000. Video entries will be accepted through May 31 at www.53ideas.com.
REAL Entrepreneurship Program
One of the most unique and comprehensive courses entrepreneurs can take advantage of is the REAL Entrepreneurship program. For those who are interested in developing a comprehensive business plan and studying the potential of their business idea, this six-week course provides a hands-on, experiential learning environment to move your business from the idea stage to a written plan. This class costs $125 plus $25 for course materials. For more information email email@example.com.
Whether you need help with ideation, business planning, business growth, problem solving, or marketing talk one-on-one with a counselor.
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.
How can I get involved?
The Small Business Center is always seeking top talent with a passion for helping small businesses succeed.
- Submit a Presenter Interest Form if you are a trainer with an idea for a seminar.
- Submit a Volunteer Counselor Application to lend your expertise through one-on-one counseling.