Suzanne Ross named Regional Director for Small Business Center Network North Central Region

Suzanne Ross, Small Business Center Director at Johnston Community College in Smithfield, has been appointed a Regional Director for the Small Business Center Network (SBCN). The SBCN is housed in the North Carolina Community College System and comprises the Small Business Centers at all 58 community colleges across the state. 

As Regional Director, Ross will provide coaching and mentoring support to the Directors at the nine Small Business Centers in the region.  

“Suzanne has emerged as a strong innovator and leader, and she has the enthusiasm, dedication, and drive that creates results. She will provide excellent mentorship to her colleagues,” said State Director of the SBCN, Anne Shaw. “Helping small business owners is an important investment in local economic development and Small Business Centers are on the forefront of ensuring that early-stage entrepreneurs have the information and tools to launch their enterprises.”  

The SBCN Leadership Team is comprised of eight Regional Directors who contribute their expertise to mentor the SBC Directors in their respective regions. 

“The North Central Region is exploding in growth and entrepreneurial opportunities,” Ross said. “The nine SBC Directors in the Region are doing great things to support their local communities, and I am looking forward to assisting the entire team in their efforts. The directors support the dreams of small business owners and generate strong economic impact in their counties. That’s what we do best: we connect and provide effective support and resources to address the needs of the small business community.”  

Small Business Centers provide confidential business counseling, seminars and webinars, and resource and referral information to support the start‐up and growth of small businesses.  Services are available at no cost and assistance is available to help with business plan development, sources of capital and loan preparation, marketing assistance, tax information, and assistance with business registrations and many other fundamental and specialty topics.   

Find your local Small Business Center here. 

200 West Jones Street Raleigh, North Carolina 27603

(919) 807-7100