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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

Mon 12

PayPal™ for Small Business

Dec 12 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Jan 12

New Year, New Business

January 12, 2017 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Jan 23

Digital Entrepreneurship

January 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Feb 06

Digital Entrepreneurship (2)

February 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Feb 13

Digital Entrepreneurship (3)

February 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Feb 20

Digital Entrepreneurship (4)

February 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Feb 27

Digital Entrepreneurship (5)

February 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Apr 20

Appreciation Marketing

April 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Want to Start a Business?

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