Small Business Center

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Small Business Center

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The Small Business Center (SBC) at Mitchell Community College is part of the statewide Small Business Center Network (SBCN), a community college-funded initiative with a vision to foster and support entrepreneurship, small business and economic development in local communities across the state. Whether you are exploring your options for opening a business or you are an experienced business owner, the Small Business Center is a valuable resource for small businesses in Iredell County.

Business Training
Starting or growing your business? Need to add to your list of skills to ensure success in your new venture? The Small Business Center provides a variety of training including free business seminars, interactive workshops and classes. Training is available on a variety of valuable business topics, such as business startup, business planning, marketing, social media, basic bookkeeping, web design and business management training. Most of our business workshops and seminars are free with some advanced topics available for a nominal fee.

On-line Small Business Center Courses (opens in new window)


Reboot, Recover, Rebuild (R3) Program
Learn more about this unique program to help small businesses affected by COVID-19.


Press Release: Mitchell announces new Small Business Center Director (opens in a new window)

Professional Business Counseling
Need answers for your business? The Small Business Center provides one-on-one confidential business counseling at no charge for your small business and startup venture. Whether you need help with business planning, business development and growth, problem solving or cash flow management, we can provide you with the expert assistance you need.  

****Due to COVID-19 restrictions only virtual, phone or email counseling sessions are available.***
Please clink the link below to request a counseling session.

Request a Business Counseling Session (opens in new window)

Small Business Resources
The Small Business Center features a library that provides professional resources to increase your business knowledge. Periodicals, books and other materials can be accessed. A computer is also available to provide access to online business resources, as well as business plan software. The SBC resource room and library are open during regular SBC hours, and are free and available to SBC clients. The SBC makes referrals on a regular basis to other state agencies and other business assistance resources.

Small Business Center Library Location
701 West Front Street, Statesville 
Currently closed due to COVID-19.

Small Business Resources
Small Business Center Nework COVID-19 Resources (opens in new window) 
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources (opens in new window)
US Small Business Administration (opens in new window)
North Carolina District Office US Small Business Administration (opens in new window)

Gregory Cain, Director
(704) 878-3227