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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

IRS North Carolina Tax Workshops, Meetings and Seminars for Small Business

IRS Webinars for Small Businesses


Tue 27

Grant Writing

Nov 27 at 6:30 pm8:30 pm
Thu 29

Nonprofit Seminar

Nov 29 at 8:30 am2:30 pm
Dec 07

Innovations Through Local Food

Dec 7 at 9:00 am12:00 pm
Dec 12

QuickBooks™ Online

Dec 12 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Dec 13
Dec 14

15 Common Mistakes That Undermine Small Businesses

Dec 14 at 10:00 am12:00 pm