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South Piedmont CC Small Business Center
OCH Building A

Phone: 704-993-2424
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Your small business isn't small to you.                                        

Every day is a challenge for an existing business owner or those wishing to start their own business.   Learn how to write a business plan and secure startup capital through classes.  Gain knowledge of demographics and regulations in your industry.   

The Small Business Center at South Piedmont Community College (SPCC) offers help with finances, marketing or other day-to-day hurdles of running a company.                                                                                             

Starting a small business is a huge job.

Its hard to know where to start. Click here and learn how to write a business plan and secure startup capital. Gain knowledge of demographics and regulations in your industry.

Small Business Center at South Piedmont Community College (SPCC) offer seminars, resources and free counseling that will jump start your startup.

The objective 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. Our Small Business Center is here to assist you by offering one-on-one confidential business counseling plus workshops and seminars on a variety of business topics. We are a community-based provider of education and training, counseling, networking and referrals. All of our services are free! Let our Small Business Center help you develop a plan of action to turn your dreams into a reality!

South Piedmont Community College's Small Business Center, located in Building A at the Old Charlotte Highway Campus, Monroe, NC and the Lockhart Taylor Center, Wadesboro, NC provides many resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses, including: 

  • Free, confidential, one-to-one counseling;
  • Free seminars, workshops and programs on critical aspects of starting a new business and managing a small business;
  • Business plan and feasibility study development;
  • Marketing strategies and tactics;
  • Licensing, permit, and tax requirements;
  • Review and analysis of financial performance;
  • Financing options and opportunities for small businesses; and
  • Resources (books, videos, on-line publications and research tools) to help you successfully start and grow your business

For more information contact:

Lisa L. Rolan, Small Business Center Director

Online Request for Counseling


On Demand, available until May 31
Provide a basic overview of loan packaging. It is a practical program with real-world examples and helpful tips. The course is directed to small business owners who are interested in borrowing money ---- to start, grow or expand their businesses. The highlighted “next steps” at the conclusion of the program are an integral component of the course. They will help you apply what you have learned and engage you in the process of borrowing money.
Speaker: Lisa L Rolan and guest speaker SBA
Location: Online
On Demand, available until May 31
Este seminario introduce jóvenes empresarios a los fundamentos de la creación y financiación de un negocio exitoso. Usted aprenderá a evaluar sus ideas, elegir las mejores opciones de financiación y legalmente registrar su negocio. El curso le apuntan a los recursos que necesita en su viaje empresarial. La iniciativa empresarial puede ser una aventura emocionante, y si eres joven podría ser más fácil de lo que piensa. Los principales objetivos de este seminario: 1. Describir los fundamentos de la iniciativa empresarial 2. Identificar las opciones para hacer negocios que son ideales para los jóvenes empresarios 3. Explicar los primeros pasos para iniciar su negocio 4. Dar ejemplos de recursos de apoyo empresarial Discutiremos: • El desarrollo de una idea de negocio • Realización de estudios de mercado • Ejecución de un negocio en línea • Trabajando desde casa • El trabajar independientemente • Franquicias • El desarrollo de un plan de negocios • Opciones de entendimiento de finanzas • La identificación de las estructuras empresariales • Al resumir el registro de empresas • La obtención de recursos de apoyo empresarial se identifican numerosos recursos adicionales para ayudarle. ¡Empecemos!
Speaker: Lisa L Rolan and guest speaker SBA
Location: Online
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Stay at the top of your game- Learn the importance of understanding your financials - Learn what your lenders are looking for and how to build your financial story. Understand how to read your Balance Sheet, P&L, & Cash Flow Statements in addition to what transactions make up your financial history.
Speaker: Natalie Williams, Women in Business Center
Monday, August 21, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Making the most of your small business is easy when you have the right tools and a solid strategy at your disposal. This seminar gives you ideas for putting banking, retirement and insurance tools to work so you can help build and protect your small business according to your short- and long-term goals.
Speaker: Jo Moore,


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
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