(Click to Tweet) Created in1984 when the North Carolina General Assembly funded 14 SBCs, the Small Business Center Network (SBCN) had expanded to include at least one SBC at each community college by 1995. Each year, the centers assist in starting an average of 650 businesses and help create and retain more than 3,000 jobs.
Today, with more than 60 sites, the Small Business Center Network is known as the most expansive state-funded technical small business assistance program in the United States with locations within a 30-minute drive of almost every North Carolinian.
According to Dr. Brenda Kays, President of Stanly Community College, “…entrepreneurship and small business are the backbone of our economy in Stanly County. The Small Business Center’s sole mission is to assist small business to grow our economy and jobs. In fact, over the last several years Stanly Community College’s SBC has helped create and retain nearly 300 jobs. Together, the Stanly Community College Small Business Center (SBC) and local business are making a difference in our economy.”
Stanly Community College Small Business Center annually helps over 50 new and existing in Stanly County businesses a year. Additionally, they hold over 100 seminars a year on variety of topics that include on how to start a business, bookkeeping/accounting, marketing, taxes, and non-profit operations.
The mission of the Small Business Centers 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, with the goal of job creation and retention.
For more information, contact Frank Tamberelli, SBC Director at 704-991-0182 or email@example.com.