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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


Tuesday, January 09, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The most asked question I get as an eCommerce guru is “where to you get the stuff you sell online”. That’s the million dollar question isn’t it? In this fast paced class you will learn my secrets to sourcing merchandise to sell online in many different ways. Wholesale Drop Shippers Foreign Sources Liquidation Make Plans to Attend this exciting seminar!!
Speaker: Nick Hawks
Monday, January 22, 2018 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
The North Carolina Department of Revenue and North Carolina Secretary of State will present a seminar entitled "Business Essentials”. Each agency will cover basic requirements to help businesses in North Carolina understand the laws and obligations necessary to be compliant. •Department of Revenue – Covers the basics of tax compliance ranging from registering your business, to withholding from employees, and sales and use tax requirements. Information will be provided on a program for businesses that have fallen behind on sales and use, withholding, and other trust taxes. •Secretary of State - Covers registration of business entities and the requirements for doing so. Also will provide an overview of the things small businesses need to consider when conducting securities offering in order to raise capital to finance their businesses. At the end of the seminar, there will be a question and answer session with the presenters and networking possibilities with other business owners. Don't miss this great opportunity.
Speaker: NC DOR and Secretary of State Office
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Attention small business owners: the Affordable Health Care Act is complicated and complex. Discover what actions you need to take now to avoid expensive fines in 2015. Learn how to comply with obligations of the act, escape pitfalls and take advantage of potential tax credits. Plan ahead to minimize impacts and to gain full understanding of insurance plan options and employer obligations.
Speaker: Tim Grismer


On Demand, available until December 31
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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