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College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Small Business Center (SBC) offers the information and assistance you’ll need to succeed with your small business, including help with marketing, sales, bookkeeping and management. SBC, a state-funded organization and part of the Small Business Center Network, offers free services including:

  • Confidential one-on-one counseling to help you build a successful business.
  • Training and technical assistance with starting your business.
  • Business skills seminars, workshops and courses.
  • Resource and referral services — your one stop entrepreneur’s shop.
  • A small business library.

To get started, please complete and submit a request for counseling. The Small Business Center director will contact you within five business days to schedule an appointment.

Upcoming Events

How To Register for Small Business Center Events

Nov 01

How to Start a Small Business

Nov 1 at 8:30 am4:30 pm
Nov 03
Nov 07

Blog Your Way to the Bank

Nov 7 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Nov 08

Moovly™: Create Animated Content Like a Pro

Nov 8 at 1:00 pm4:00 pm
Nov 10

Microsoft Office™ for Small Business Series

Nov 10 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Nov 15

Content Marketing Tips for Small Business

Nov 15 at 6:00 pm8:30 pm
Nov 17

Microsoft Office™ for Small Business Series

Nov 17 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Nov 29

What are Infographics?

Nov 29 at 11:30 am1:30 pm
Dec 01

Microsoft Office™ for Small Business Series

Dec 1 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Dec 08

Microsoft Office™ for Small Business Series

Dec 8 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm

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