Small Business Center

The Mission of the Small Business Center Network (SBCN) is to increase the success rate and the number of viable small businesses in North Carolina by providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to prospective and existing small business owners, which will lead to job creation and retention.

Services available through the Small Business Center Network include:

Win Funds to Start Your Small Business!

The Seed & Sow Startup Contest is a small business learning and planning process culminating in a "pitch contest", where qualifying entrepreneurs compete to win cash awards, to help fund their small business startup idea! Qualifying competitors must complete all 5 FREE SBC Core Workshops, attend five (1-hour) counseling sessions with the BCCC SBC Director, complete a formal business plan, and register their business with the NC Secretary of State. Students seeking to participate can register here: Seed & Sow Startup Contest - Win Startup Funds! (

All Available Seminars & Workshops

Click Here for a list of upcoming events and workshops

Examples of other targeted workshops

  • Sales and Use Tax Workshop (NCDOR)
  • The Experience of a Lifetime – Customer Service That Works!
  • Effective use of Social Media
  • How to Publish Your Book Now!
  • Managing Stress and Preventing Burnout
  • Data Security for Your Business
  • HP LIFE Online Entrepreneurship Training