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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 23

“Digital Entrepreneurship”

Jan 23 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Thu 26

“Create Social Media Videos”

Jan 26 at 9:00 am4:00 pm
Tue 31

“Organize Your Business with Trello™”

Jan 31 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Feb 06

“Digital Entrepreneurship” (2)

Feb 6 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Feb 09

“Facebook™ & PayPal™”

Feb 9 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Feb 13

“Digital Entrepreneurship” (3)

Feb 13 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Feb 16

“Create Profitable Facebook™ Groups”

Feb 16 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Feb 20

“Digital Entrepreneurship” (4)

Feb 20 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Feb 23

“Website Basics”

Feb 23 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Feb 27

“Digital Entrepreneurship” (5)

Feb 27 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Want to Start a Business?

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