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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 18

Grant Writing

Sep 18 at 5:30 pm8:30 pm
Thu 20

Nonprofit Seminar

Sep 20 at 8:30 am2:30 pm
Tue 25

Compete to Win

Sep 25 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm
Wed 26
Oct 04

Microsoft Office™: Word

Oct 4 at 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Oct 10
Oct 18

Meaningful Connections for Small Business

Oct 18 at 6:00 pm8:00 pm