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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 27

“Digital Entrepreneurship”

Feb 27 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Tue 28

“Sent Out Cards”

Feb 28 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Mar 02

“Website Basics”

Mar 2 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Mar 08

“Selling on Etsy™”

Mar 8 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Mar 15

“Selling on Etsy™” (2)

Mar 15 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Mar 23

“Adobe Spark™”

Mar 23 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Apr 20

“Appreciation Marketing”

Apr 20 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Want to Start a Business?

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