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

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


On Demand, available until June 30
HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) is a global program that offers aspiring entrepreneurs and small business-owners valuable business skills. HP LIFE offers participants a path to realizing their business dreams. The NC Small Business Center Network, in partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), is pleased to offer this innovative program to NC entrepreneurs and small business owners free of charge! This program is self-paced, making it possible for more aspiring entrepreneurs to participate. All you have to do is register to start.
Speaker: Various
Location: Online
Thursday, June 01, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Energize your marketing efforts by attracting more potential customers through the power of the internet. If you’re confused about where to begin with internet marketing, or want to make sure your business is found online, plan to attend this seminar with Lisa Perry. This session is designed for new business owners and those with little experience with online marketing.
Speaker: Lisa Perry
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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: B. Hall
Thursday, June 08, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Gain a solid understanding of taxes required for small business owners and develop the best tax strategy for your business. Become familiar with the latest tax forms and procedures for both state and federal taxes. Discover how everyday business decisions can have tax implications that can affect your bottom line. This seminar is important for both new and experienced business owners.
Speaker: K. Bargsley
Friday, June 09, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Meet Charlotte area resident Laura McGuire, creator of Hipstik Legwear, LLC and one of the top 100 finalists in this year’s FedEx Small Business Grant Contest. Discover the marketing strategies Laura continues to use to get her product in the hands of customers nationwide. Hear Laura’s story of how she came up with the idea and the steps to get Hipstik on store shelves and sold online. Discover the production process, resources that helped and challenges of going from an idea to the marketplace.
Speaker: Laura McGuire
Friday, June 16, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
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. Join Laura McGuire, creator of Hipstik Legwear, LLC, as she takes you through the steps to create an effective marketing plan.
Speaker: Laura McGuire
Friday, June 23, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
How can you get others, such as popular bloggers, to share your product or service with their followers? That’s what influencer marketing is all about. Laura McGuire, creator of Hipstik Legwear, LLC, introduces you to this powerful marketing technique and shares tips and tricks for finding these influencers, engaging with them and even negotiating agreements.
Speaker: Laura McGuire
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