Southeastern Community College Small Business Center

The mission of the Small Business Center (SBC) is to increase the success rate and number of viable small businesses in North Carolina by providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to prospective and existing small business owners which wi


The Center works cooperatively with businesses, civic leaders, organizations, state and local governments, universities and other colleges in promoting assistance to small business firms. It operates a Microenterprise Loan Program that provides technical training and access to loans from $500 to $25,000 on a group lending basis for business start-up or expansion and offers entrepreneurship training in adult students through a 24-hour continuing education program entitled REAL—Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning in which the participants develop entrepreneurial traits, knowledge and skills to create and operate a small business.

The Small Business Center has a resource library that contains books, pamphlets, cd’s, business magazines, and other related materials, all available on a checkout basis.

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Diversification
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Economic and Site Development

  • Tax Credits
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Economic Development

Events and Community Building

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

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Technology Grants
  • Microloans
  • Loans
  • Grant Funding
  • Equity Funding
  • Government Funding
  • Debt Funding
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Angel Investment
  • Accounting and Bookkeeping

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Employee Development
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Workforce Training

Import and Export Assistance

  • Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Student Training
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting Assistance

Marketing and Sales

  • Advertising/Brochure Design
  • Award Recognition
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research


  • Peer Mentoring
  • One-on-One Counseling

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Funds Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Board Development

Product Development

  • Patent Information

Public Policy and Government Relations

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

Regulatory Compliance

  • Bonding
  • Certification
  • Patent Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • HUBZone Certification
  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Registration Assistance
  • Subcontracting Opportunities


  • Office Space
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Retail Space
  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities
  • Makerspace / Hackerspace
  • Coworking
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Lab Space

Starting a Business

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


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
  • Startup Classes
  • Trade Education and Training
Primary Contact
Pamela Young-Jacobs
4564 Chadbourn Hwy
Whiteville, NC 28472