The Small Business Center

About the Small Business Center

The Small Business Center (SBC) at Rowan-Cabarrus is at the heart of small business resources in Concord, Kannapolis, Salisbury and surrounding towns. Whether you want to start a small business or grow your existing business, the SBC can help you on your journey.

Our goal is simple — to help help start and grow our local small business community through business counseling, entrepreneurial education and connection to resources.

Small Business Center programs and services are sponsored by the Small Business Center Network (SBCN) of the North Carolina Community College System. The SBCN assists in starting an average of more than 600 businesses each year. Centers have an economic impact in all 100 North Carolina counties, helping create and retain an average of 4,750 jobs annually.


Register for Business Counseling

The Small Business Center provides free, confidential business counseling for all stages of your entrepreneurial journey.

Schedule a chat with a small business counselor by completing our Request for Counseling Form.

New pre-launch clients are required to attend one of our monthly How to Start a Business workshops prior to counseling. Feel free to reach out if you need help finding the next available workshop. 


Register for Upcoming Workshops & Events

Ready to learn? Start your entrepreneurial education with the Small Business Center by creating your online account and  using your login credentials to register for workshops.

Most of our workshops are online, but some are offered in-person, so keep a close eye on the location and details for each event.

Register for Workshops


Small Business Resource Library

Small Business Center clients may access our online resources by visiting a Rowan-Cabarrus Library location near you or by visiting our Small Business / Entrepreneurship Research Guides.

Location & Directory

Our main office is located in downtown Concord at the Cabarrus Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. You can get started with our services by registering as a client online. All counseling sessions are by appointment only. 

Many of our clients choose to interact with us virtually for their own convenience. If you would prefer in-person counseling, just respond to your welcome email and let us know. We can provide in-person counseling in both Cabarrus and Rowan County. 

Cabarrus Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
57 Union St. S.
Concord, NC 28025

Contact Us:
Megan Smit, Director

For More Information

Email or text RCCCSBC to 22828 to stay updated with our monthly e-newsletter.