Grow Your Business with RichmondCC's Small Business Center
Richmond Community College’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 resource information. Our professional staff helps to find solutions to challenging business questions, assistance in the creation of a business plan and other areas that would generate growth/expansion of existing businesses. No question is too simple or complicated. Whether you have a desire to start a new business or want to take professional development courses, the Small Business Center has something to offer you.
Wayne O. “Butch” Farrah III
Director, Small Business Center
Laurinburg: (910) 506-4402
Main Campus: (910) 410-1687
Small business owners and prospective owners may also receive free one-on-one counseling, assistance and referrals to appropriate agencies for further counseling. Available on an as-needed basis, this local confidential service acts as a sounding board for new ideas and/or concerns individuals may have about their new or existing business.
If you would like to schedule an appointment for our free, confidential, one-on-one small business counseling, follow this link, fill in your information and submit your form. We will respond to your request promptly and work to schedule your time with one of our expert counselors.
Seminars & Professional Development
The Small Business Center offers year round a wide variety of seminars and workshops to help small businesses be successful. Professional Development seminars are also offered to assist businesses and start-ups on promoting professionalism through motivating, networking, strategizing and other areas that impact the work environment. Be sure to check our calendar for upcoming seminars.
The Small Business Center has an onsite Business Resource Center that is stocked with a library of professional resources that will help boost your business knowledge. Visit us today and take advantage of these no charge resources just waiting to be tapped. This library includes printed and multimedia material. There are also internet accessible computer workstations. 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.
The SCORE Association is a nonprofit association of thousands of volunteer business counselors throughout the United States. SCORE members are trained to serve as counselors, advisors and mentors to aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners. SCORE’s e-Newsletters can provide you with free business tips and advice from small business experts.