Small Business Center at Sampson Community College

Our Small Business Center reviews marketing and business plans, provides guidance & advice for strategic decisions, and provides an objective viewpoint.


The objective of the Small Business Center Network (SBCN) is to increase the success rate and the number of viable small businesses in North Carolina by providing high-quality, readily-accessible assistance to prospective and existing small business owners to foster job creation and retention within the region.

The Center makes you aware of other community and statewide resources that are available as you pursue your dream of business ownership. Established in 1991, the Center is part of the Division of Workforce Development & Continuing Education and is located in the East Building in the WD&CE Division office at Sampson Community College.

We are a community-based provider of education and training, counseling, networking and referrals.  All of our services are of no cost to you, so let our Small Business Center help you develop a plan of action to turn your dreams into a reality!

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting

Import and Export Assistance

  • Networking/Exploring Exporting

Regulatory Compliance

  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

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

Technical Assistance

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


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Health Care Training
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Human Resources Training
  • International Trade Education and Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Startup Classes
  • Trade Education and Training

Marketing and Sales

  • Market Plan Development and Training


  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General
Primary Contact
Bart Rice
1801 Sunset Avenue
Clinton, NC 28328