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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, March 30, 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: A. Brooks
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Fundraising is a needed skill for many nonprofits as support from traditional sources shrinks. If you’re looking for additional sources of funds to support your mission, this special 3-hour seminar is for you. Mandy Pearce teaches you the primary elements of fundraising, compares the types of fundraising to an organization’s needs, and provides best practices.
Speaker: Mandy Pearce
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
You have a particular expertise. Why not turn your knowledge into a rewarding business? As large corporations continue to outsource certain tasks or seek best practices, consulting has emerged as a multi-billion dollar industry. Discover what you have to offer and how to turn your knowledge and skills into a marketable enterprise. Find out how to get started, needed qualifications, how to organize your business, ways to get clients and helpful resources. Consulting is one of the most popular small businesses today. If you’ve thought about it, this seminar is for you.
Speaker: Lori Kawulok
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Even if you’re not a “numbers person,” knowing the basics about financial statements can help you make sound business decisions. Learn how to read the common financial statements and which numbers to pay close attention to. Also discover how to build your financial story. This is an important seminar for new and existing business owners.
Speaker: Semone Brisson
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Your brain power is worth a lot. Whether you’ve come up with an invention or have a clever name, product, or even a cool logo, your creativity (intellectual property) might be worth protecting. Maybe you have hopes of selling your ideas but want to keep them from being stolen! Attorney Marjorie Benbow helps you understand the ins and outs of intellectual property, the difference between patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, and the steps you can take to protect what you have.
Speaker: Marjorie Benbow
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.
Speaker: C. Roberts
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