Small Business Center Network

Through the Small Business Center Network, the NC Community College System helps business owners and entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses in North Carolina with free access to confidential business counseling, training, and workshops.

Empowering Dreams, Supporting Success

Did you know that small businesses constitute over 99.6% of North Carolina’s enterprises? They employ nearly half of our state’s workforce and continue to show strong growth potential. 

Our mission at the Small Business Center Network is to support these business owners and entrepreneurs. By offering expert advice, actionable training, and invaluable resources, we empower them to succeed in any industry. As faculty and staff, you play a pivotal role in shaping the future of these businesses within your community. Let's work together to ensure their growth and prosperity.

The Small Business Center Network’s 5-year average impact at a glance


Of NC counties benefit from our economic impact


Entrepreneurs attend our business training


Average number of businesses we help start annually

What We Offer

Business Counseling

We connect entrepreneurs to credentialed business counselors for one-on-one confidential counseling that can safeguard business plans, find sources for capital, market a business, and more. Plus, it’s completely free.

Business Training

Our low-cost and free training sessions cover everything from starting a small business on a budget to marketing a business using YouTube. We offer sessions on demand, in person, and online.

Do you want to get involved with the Small Business Center Network as a community college faculty or staff member?Connect with us
200 West Jones Street Raleigh, North Carolina 27603

(919) 807-7100