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Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Small Business Center
RCCC Building @ NC Research Campus

Phone: 704-216-3534
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Welcome to the Small Business Center at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (SBC).  If you have a small business in Concord, Kannapolis, Salisbury or any point near or if you want to start a business in our exciting, growing region, turn to us as your primary  resource for assistance, information, education, counseling, networking, and more!

Scroll down to see the list of upcoming free small business seminars and register. Also visit our website at

Also, let the SBC help you develop a plan of action for lasting success. Our goal is simple — to provide high quality small business education and relevant, comprehensive assistance to you. Our experienced counselors are ready to help you develop a business plan, seek funding, solve a problem, plan a marketing campaign, or just act as a sounding board. For your convenience a counselor is at three locations -- the Cabarrus Business and Technology Center in Concord, the RCCC building at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, and the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce in Salisbury. 

Complete an online request for counseling through the link below and let us help you move your business to the next level!

For more information, please contact: 
Barbara Hall, Director
RCCC Small Business Center


Online Request for Counseling


Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
As funding becomes more difficult to secure, nonprofit organizations face significant challenges to fulfill their mission. This special three-hour seminar reviews the questions businesses and organizations need to answer before searching and applying for grant funds. Discover the seven basic elements of most proposals and learn how to match your needs to funder priorities.
Speaker: M. Pearce
Thursday, August 10, 2017 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Mandy Pearce continues this grant writing session by teaching you how to locate donors whose priorities match your needs. Learn what you need before you can begin looking for grants, how to manage your search and where to find available grants. Also, discover how to navigate certain websites to locate funding opportunities, grant databases, and other helpful resources.
Speaker: M. Pearce
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
You’ve identified your ideal customers. Now it’s time to find them. Learn how to zero in on your target market using the huge amounts of data stored on websites. Discover how to use key words, active forums, groups, analytic sites, as well as traditional research tools. Get more from your marketing efforts.
Speaker: E. Brooks
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Effectively using Facebook can be like word-of-mouth marketing on steroids. However, the popular social media platform continues to evolve, especially for business owners. If you don’t have a Facebook business page, this seminar walks you through the steps. You’ll also learn how to get the most from Facebook and find out about recent changes. This seminar is designed for the social media novice.
Speaker: A. Inman
Thursday, August 24, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Improve your chances for business funding by knowing the best options for you. Find out the different types of funding available—the benefits and drawbacks, the dos and don’ts of looking for money, your best options if you’re a new or existing business, and what to do today to prepare for a lender.
Speaker: R. McIntire
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
When it comes to marketing, small business owners run the risk of wasting time and money on tactics that don’t work or yield little results. That’s why a well thought out plan for how you will advertise, use social media, do PR, network and spend on events is so important. Marketing expert Sherré DeMao takes you through the steps for creating a solid marketing plan.
Speaker: S. DeMao
Thursday, August 31, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.
Speaker: G. McAllister
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