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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

Thu 29

How to Make Facebook™ Work for Small Business

Sep 29 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Oct 03
Oct 04

All About Grants: Grant Writing 101

Oct 4 at 9:00 am12:00 pm
Oct 04

All About Grants: Grant Writing 102

Oct 4 at 1:00 pm4:00 pm
Oct 05

Email Marketing with MailChimp™

Oct 5 at 10:00 am12:00 pm
Oct 06
Oct 10

Mobile Apps for Small Business

Oct 10 at 11:30 am1:30 pm
Oct 11

Canva™ for Small Business

Oct 11 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Oct 13

How to Make Facebook™ Work for Small Business

Oct 13 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Oct 18

Want to Start a Business?

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