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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, 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 30

“Communicate, Collaborate, Connect”

Mar 30 at 9:00 am1:00 pm
Thu 30

“Buy This”

Mar 30 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Apr 10

“Blog Your Way to the Bank” (4)

Apr 10 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Apr 12
Apr 17

“Blog Your Way to the Bank” (5)

Apr 17 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Apr 18

“Adobe Spark™”

Apr 18 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Apr 20

“Appreciation Marketing”

Apr 20 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Apr 24

“PayPal™ for Small Business”

Apr 24 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Apr 25

“Broadcasting Your Small Business”

Apr 25 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
May 01

“PayPal™ for Small Business” (2)

May 1 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Want to Start a Business?

Watch “Starting a Small Business” from for resources.