Thinking of starting a

new business ?

We can help !

Click on "Seminars" above to

view our Fall 2014 schedule

or to register online

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a This Week at SBC Upcoming Seminars Small Business Tip

The Edgecombe Community College Small Business Center is part of a North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) statewide network designed to promote and support small business ownership and create new jobs. The Small Business Center offers no-cost seminars, workshops and panel discussions designed to assist prospective small business owners develop their ideas into realities, and to expand the knowledge of all business owners, managers and employees that will lead to growth, prosperity and new jobs. In addition, free, confidential one-on-one counseling is provided during regular office hours or by appointment at both the Tarboro and Rocky Mount campuses.

The SBC will offer three separate programs for Fall 2014. The first, the Small Business Development Series, is designed primarily for those individuals who either have a new business idea or are just beginning to think about starting their own business, and are looking for ideas and guidance. The second, the Leadership Development Series, is designed for anyone - - owner, manager or employee - - - who wants to develop their management and supervisory skills, and become an effective leader.. The third program, the REAL Entrepreneur Academy Certificate Program, is for those individuals who are really serious about planning for success, and are willing to make a commitment to make it happen. Schedules for all programs are included in the "Seminars" section of this website.


A Small Business Resource Center is available in the Tarboro campus library. The resource center includes periodicals, books, tapes, and other valuable information for the small business person. In addition, business planning software and access to personal computer systems with Internet connection is available for clients who wish to conduct research or develop a business plan on their own. All services provided by the Small Business Center are FREE.

Click here for current seminar, workshop, and course offerings.

Office Hours by Appointment, Including Evenings

For more information on the Small Business Center, or to set up an appointment,

call SBC Director Ed Ormsby

252-823-5166, ext. 269

Email: ormsbye@edgecombe.edu