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Grow Your Business with Our 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.

Seminars & Professional Development

The 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 start-ups in promoting professionalism through motivating, networking, strategizing and other areas that impact the work environment.

Seminars & Workshops

Counseling Services

Small business owners and prospective owners may also receive free one-on-one counseling, as well as 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.

Online Counseling Request

If you would like to schedule an appointment for our free, confidential, one-on-one small business counseling, follow the link shown above. Please 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.

Resource Library

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 resources just waiting to be tapped at no charge. 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.

For More information 

Contact Flynne Meares, Director of Small Business Center & Entrepreneurial Services, at (910) 410-1687 or via email at


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