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Richmond Community College: Impacting Our Community

Richmond Community College is unique in that our focus goes beyond traditional students to meet the needs of our community. Richmond and Scotland counties have two of the highest unemployment rates in North Carolina, and we’re working to bring those down while improving the lives of the people in our community. We know that often when you’re successful and satisfied with your work, you are much happier in your personal life, which can affect all of the people around you.

At RCC, we achieve our mission by offering programs for high school students, adult students and off-campus students, as well as resources available to our entire community. Whether you’re looking for great employees or wanting to grow your business in Laurinburg or Hamlet, NC, Richmond Community College has the tools to help you succeed.

RCC offers a wide variety of short-term, noncredit courses to individuals, businesses and industries in the local communities. We work closely with local employers, business partners and students to create relationships that offer professional benefits and growth for everyone. Contact Robbie Taylor, Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development, at (910) 410-1850, (910) 410-1705 or rltaylor@richmondcc.edu if you have questions about our community offerings at Richmond Community College.

RCC Small Business Center in Hamlet & Laurinburg, NC

Whether you have a small business in Richmond or Scotland counties or you’re thinking about starting one, we have resources to help you get ahead in the business world. RCC’s Small Business Center supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses by being a community-based provider of counseling, training and information. Our professional staff can help you find solutions to challenging business questions, assist you in creating a business plan and offer resources to generate the growth of your business.

Individual Counseling

We also offer small business owners in Laurinburg and Hamlet one-on-one counseling and assistance. Just put in an Online Counseling Request to schedule a session.

Seminars & Professional Development

Richmond Community College’s Small Business Center offers a wide variety of seminars and workshops year-round to help small businesses be successful. Professional Development seminars are also offered to assist businesses and startups by promoting professionalism through motivation, networking, strategizing and other areas that impact the work environment. Look at our schedule and register online to attend a professional development seminar.

Resource Library

Our Small Business Center has an on-site Business Resource Center in Hamlet that is stocked with a library of printed and multimedia resources to help boost your business knowledge. The Resource Center is open during normal office hours Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you have any questions or need more information, contact our Small Business Center Director, Deborah D. Hardison, at ddhardison@richmondcc.edu or (910) 410-1687.

Richmond Community College has been serving the communities of Hamlet, Laurinburg and the surrounding areas in North Carolina for 50 years by offering workforce development services and resources for small businesses in Richmond and Scotland counties.