Small Business Center
Welcome to the Small Business Center
Lily Laramie, Small Business Center Director
email: firstname.lastname@example.org • (828) 448-6719
We’re Here to Serve You
WPCC’s Small Business Center (SBC) is part of a statewide network of community colleges which supports small businesses in our communities. Our network offers a variety of programs and services. Whether you are exploring your options for starting a business or you are an experienced business owner, we can help you realize your dream of owning your own business or making your current business more profitable.
COVID-19 Resources for Small Business
- Disaster Response Checklist for Small Business
- Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance Loan
- Apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Online
- SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Information Fact Sheet
- Download and Print SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Paperwork BEFORE starting Online Application
- Golden Leaf Foundation
We offer a selection of focused courses and seminars designed to help you start up or enhance your small business. Click or tap a button below to access a schedule of upcoming events sorted by topic.
The info you need for your small business
Users of the Small Business Center may obtain access to several outstanding online business and entrepreneurial information resources, via the Western Piedmont Community College Library. To gain access to these resources, please call or visit the Small Business Center to receive a temporary username and password.
All seminars are open to the public.
Throughout the year, the Small Business Center conducts seminars and training opportunities that are designed to provide you with up-to-date information on business topics.
The SBC helps you prepare for your future.
By offering you the kind of assistance you need to succeed. The center was established to provide service, counsel, research, and information for persons who are currently in business or those seeing it start a new business.
SBC services are provided at no direct cost to you.
The center is staffed with individuals who understand the problems small businesses face. It works in partnership with a network of business leaders and agencies who provide timely advice on operating a business or offer referrals for local, state, and federal agencies.
The Small Business Center at WPCC is one of 58 centers that comprise the Small Business Center Network of the North Carolina Community College System. Each is charged with providing high-quality, readily-accessible information, education, counseling, and referrals. Small Business Centers are funded in part by the local college, in part by local governments, and in part by state tax dollars. The North Carolina Community College System is the parent organization for Small Business Centers. They exist to help you gain access to the knowledge and skills you need to become and remain a successful business owner.
Accessibility of Small Business Center Services
Small Business Center classes, seminars and sessions are available with accommodations provided through WPCC Disability Services. Our Accessibility at WPCC page outlines the services we offer along with the process to request them and associated deadlines.