Small Business Center of Robeson Community College

The Small Business Center of Robeson Community College is located in the Charles V. Chrestman Workforce Development Center and offers approximately 60-75 free seminars each year, designed to assist aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. The NC Community Colleges Small Business Center Network assists in starting an average of more than 650 businesses each year. Small Business Centers have an economic impact in 90 percent of all NC counties each year including helping to create and retain nearly 3,000 jobs annually. Over 68 percent of these jobs are in the rural counties of the state. We accomplish our mission by offering no-fee confidential counseling, free seminars that are open to the public, and a Small Business Center Resource Center with computers, Internet access, books, and periodicals. The seminars we provide are free due to special funding from the NC Legislature with a specific purpose; to increase the success rate and the number of small businesses within the state. Our seminars are open to the public.

About

The NC Community Colleges Small Business Center Network assists in starting an average of 650 businesses each year. Small Business Centers have an economic impact in 90 percent of all NC counties, by creating and helping retain nearly 3,000 jobs annually. Over 68 percent of these jobs are in the rural counties of the state.  We accomplish our mission by offering no-fee confidential counseling,  free seminars that are open to the public, and a Small Business Center Resource Center with computers, Internet access, books, and periodicals.

 

The seminars we provide are free due to special funding from the NC Legislature with a specific purpose; to increase the success rate and the number of small businesses within the state. Our seminars are open to the public. 

 

**These services are only offered to residents of Robeson County. 


Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Diversification
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business
  • Tax Services
  • Valuation

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance

Events and Community Building

  • Farmers Market
  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events
  • Startup Networking

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Angel Investment
  • Bonding
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Crowdfunding
  • Debt Funding
  • Equity Funding
  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding
  • Loans
  • Matching Funds
  • Microloans
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Revenue Based Financing (i.e. factoring)
  • Tax Credits
  • Technology Grants
  • Trade Show Financial Assistance
  • Venture Capital

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Employee Development
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Policies and Templates
  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Workforce Training

Import and Export Assistance

  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Company Data/Prospect Lists
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Industry Data
  • Lifestyle and Psychographic Data

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Website Development

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Peer Mentoring

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Small Business/General

Operations and Logistics

  • Health and Safety Training
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • City Business Issues
  • Hispanic Business
  • LGBTQIA Business Issues
  • Native-American Business
  • Small Business Policy
  • State Business Issues
  • Women's Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Bonding
  • Certification
  • Codes
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Government Requirements
  • Insurance Requirements
  • International Regulatory Compliance
  • Patent Information
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • Government and Military Specifications
  • HUBZone Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Registration Assistance
  • Subcontracting Opportunities

Space

  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Site Location Assistance

Tax Services

  • State and Federal Tax Training
  • State Tax Credit Information
  • Tax Credits
  • Tax Preparation Assistance
  • Tax Registration

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Coding Schools, Bootcamps, Classes
  • Commercialization
  • Design Services
  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services
  • Website Development

Training

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training

Business Planning

  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Accounting
  • Board Development
  • Funds Development
  • Human Resources
  • Organizational Audits
  • Strategic Planning
  • Technical Services

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Training

  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Startup Classes
  • Trade Education and Training
Primary Contact
Bob Moore
Address
5160 Fayetteville Road
Lumberton, NC 28358
Phone
(910) 272-3631