Small Business Center (SBC)

Welcome to the Martin Community College Small Business Center (SBC). The Martin Community College SBC is a part of the North Carolina Community College Small Business Center Network (SBCN).

The Small Business Center Network, comprised of 58 Small Business Centers throughout North Carolina, supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses by being a community-based provider of training, counseling, and resource information.

The objective of the SBCN is to increase the success rate and the number of viable small businesses in North Carolina by providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to prospective and existing small business owners which will lead to job creation and retention.

Seminars

The SBC conducts seminars designed to better educate the small-business person to meet the ever-increasing challenges facing small businesses. The seminars we provide are free due to special funding from the NC legislature with a specific purpose: to increase the success rate and the number of small businesses within the state.

Core seminars are offered at least once a year and include the following:

  • How to Start a Business
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Marketing Your Business
  • Finding Your Customers
  • Financing Your Small Business
  • Tax Information for Small Businesses
  • Basics of Bookkeeping

Seminars covering other topics are also offered that bring professional training opportunities to the area's prospective and existing small business owners. Click on the following to see a complete list of our current seminars:

How to Register for Seminars
Internet
Online
Phone
Phone
Walk-in
Walk-in
Seminars subject to cancellation due to low registrations; register in advance.
Counseling

The SBC also offers free, one-on-one, confidential counseling by appointment. Our professional counselor can assist your new or existing business in a number of areas including but not limited to financial planning/evaluation, business plan preparation, securing funding, marketing, company structure and many other areas. To receive counseling assistance, please submit an electronic request for counseling:

Resources

Our Small Business Resource Center is available in the Martin Community College campus library. In addition to books, periodicals, and other materials, the resource center includes access to a personal computer for business planning and research. Please also visit the North Carolina Small Business Center Network website at https://www.ncsbc.net for additional links and resources.

We're Here for You

If you're considering a new business venture, expansion, or need help with existing small business issues, we're here for you. Our business is helping businesses succeed. If it's training, one-on-one counseling, or providing the contacts and information you need, we're here to serve you. We understand the problems small businesses face, and the services we provide are at low or no cost to you. You can also check us out on Facebook.

Contact the MCC Small Business Center for more information:

Martin Community College
Building 4 – Room 1
1161 Kehukee Park Rd.
Williamston, NC 27892
252-789-0201
SBC Director
Callie Northern-Herring
callie.northern-herring@martincc.edu
252-789-0202
SBC Secretary
Lena Jackson
lena.jackson@martincc.edu
252-789-0201

Industry Customized Training Program

The SBC also offers free one-on-one confidential counseling by appointment. To receive counseling assistance, please submit an electronic request for counseling:

What We Do

The Customized Training Program provides education, training and support services for new, expanding and existing business and industry in North Carolina through our network of 58 community colleges, serving all 100 counties of the state. Our goal is to foster and support three key aspects of your company's well-being:

  • Job Growth
  • Technology Investment
  • Productivity Enhancement

The Customized Training Program is designed to make a difference in your bottom line, whether your organization is creating jobs, investing in new machinery and equipment, or streamlining processes for efficiency.

For more information on the Industry Customized Training Program, contact us:

Assistant to the President for Business and Industry
Billy Barber
billy.barber@martincc.edu
252-789-0303