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Western Piedmont Community College Small Business Center

Foothills Higher Education Center
Phone: 828-448-6719
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SBC Contact - Suzanne Wallace  
Welcome to Western Piedmont Community College's Small Business Center!

 The mission of the Small Business Center is to increase the number and success 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!


Western Piedmont Community College's (WPCC) Small Business Center, located in the Foothills Higher Education Center in Morganton, provides many resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses located in Burke County, including:

  • Free, confidential, one-to-one counseling; Click Here Free One-on-One Confidential Business 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
  • Resources (books, videos, on-line publications and research tools) to help you successfully start and grow your business
  • Send us your requests and we will provide answers!   


Online Request for Counseling


Start-up Assistance

Marketing and Sales

Business Basics


Tax Planning

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Western Piedmont Community College Small Business Center
Foothills Higher Education Center
2128 South Sterling Street Morganton, NC 28655
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