Small Business Center

The Center works cooperatively with business and civic leaders and organizations, state and local governments, universities and other colleges in promoting assistance to small business firms. It provides facility management and technical support for the Business Development Center (small business incubator) in the town of Brunswick in cooperation with Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation; operates a Microenterprise Loan Program that provides technical training and access to loans from $500 to $25000 on a group lending basis for business start-up or expansion in the four-county area of Brunswick, Bladen, Columbus, and Robeson; and offers entrepreneurship training for adult students through a 36 hour continuing education program entitled REAL--Rural Entrepreneurship through Action Learning in which the participants learn by actually being entrepreneurs instead of just studying entrepreneurship.

The Small Business Center has a resource library that contains books, pamphlets, videos, business magazines, and IRS and Small Business Administration materials, all available on a checkout basis.

Contact Small Business Center

T Building, Rm 114
(910) 642-7141, ext. 419

Processing Assistant IV
T Building, Rm 105
(910) 642-7141, ext. 397