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
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Diversification
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Market Research
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets

Buying or Selling a Business

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

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Revitalization
  • Site Location Assistance

Events and Community Building

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

Financial Resources and Assistance

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

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

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

Import and Export Assistance

  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training

Libraries and Research

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

Management Issues

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

Marketing and Sales

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

Mentoring

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

Networking and Associations

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

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

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

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

  • Insurance Requirements
  • Government Requirements
  • Bonding
  • Certification
  • Codes
  • International Regulatory Compliance
  • Environmental 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

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

Starting a Business

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

Tax Services

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

Technical Assistance

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

Training

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