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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.

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Upcoming Events

Sep 08

Microsoft Sway™

Sep 8 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Sep 09

Content Marketing Tips for Small Business

Sep 9 at 1:00 pm4:00 pm
Sep 13

Email Marketing with MailChimp™

Sep 13 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Sep 16

How to Exhibit a Small Business at a Trade Show

Sep 16 at 8:30 am10:00 am
Sep 16

Snapchat™ for Small Business

Sep 16 at 11:30 am1:30 pm
Sep 20

What are Infographics?

Sep 20 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Sep 22

How to Make Facebook™ Work for Small Business

Sep 22 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Sep 26

Blog Your Way to the Bank

Sep 26 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Sep 27

Moovly™: Create Animated Content Like a Pro

Sep 27 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Sep 29

How to Make Facebook™ Work for Small Business

Sep 29 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm

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