The Edgecombe Community College Small Business
Center is part of a 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 2012. 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 special program, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, is also
administered through the ECC Small Business Center. GATE,
America Through Entrepreneurship” is a scholarship program
that provides training and coaching to help laid-off, or dislocated,
workers interested in starting a business.
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.
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
In Tarboro: (252) 823-5166, ext. 269, in Rocky Mount: (252) 446-0436,