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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, September 21, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
CANCELED Crowdfunding began as a way for the public to donate small amounts of money online to support artists, musicians and others in the creative arts. Today the money raising strategy funds all types of businesses and recently certain crowdfunding sites have been approved to link start-ups with investors. Join Leo John with the N.C. Secretary of State’s office as he shares the latest on crowdfunding and see if it’s a funding option for your business.
Speaker: L. John
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Discover the power of Instagram for your small business. In this information packed session with Lisa Perry, see how this popular social media platform can benefit your business. Learn how to create interesting posts, use hashtags, find tools and apps to help you create posts and how to track results.
Speaker: L. Perry
Thursday, September 28, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Business owners are often surprised by how much time they spend selling their product or service and selling themselves! While it may be one of the least favorite tasks of many, selling is a necessity for any business owner. Learn how to sell in this informative session and what you can do to make it more productive and even enjoyable.
Speaker: M. Benbow
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
**Please Note: This session has been changed to an Online Format. Please download Skype to participate. More information to come.** A Facebook business page can be a powerful marketing tool for a small business, but if few people know your page exists, it’s not going to do much good. Avalin Inman shares tons of tips on how to draw more people to your page, how to keep them coming back and techniques to make it easy for them to spread the word to their friends and other contacts.
Speaker: L. Perry
Location: Online
Thursday, October 05, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
You have only three seconds to capture your customer’s attention, so how your business website looks is even more important than the words. Learn how to use those first few seconds the right way. Come away with quick and easy actionable steps to transform your website into one that draws. Discover the dos and don’ts of flow, pages, apps, visuals, clutter and more.
Speaker: J. Walko/R. Woods
Thursday, October 12, 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: C. Metzler
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Discover how to most effectively and efficiently use the many marketing tools available. Gain insights to understand and reach your customer, analyze your industry and business environment and differentiate between branding, advertising, and grassroots marketing techniques. Explore the components of an effective marketing plan in this comprehensive seminar.
Speaker: M. Klock
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