Small Business Center at Richmond Community College

Richmond Community College’s Small Business Center supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses by being a community-based provider of counseling, training, and resource information.


Small business owners and prospective owners may receive free one-on-one counseling, assistance and referrals to appropriate agencies for further counseling. Available on an as-needed basis, this local confidential service acts as a sounding board for new ideas and/or concerns individuals may have about their new or existing business. Our professional staff helps to find solutions to challenging business questions, assistance in the creation of a business plan and other areas that would generate growth/expansion of existing businesses.

No question is too simple or complicated.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting (Specialty)
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Market Plan Development (Specialty)
  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training (Specialty)
  • Grant Funding

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources

Marketing and Sales

  • Market Plan Development and Training


  • One-on-One Counseling (Specialty)

Networking and Associations

  • Small Business/General (Specialty)

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Board Development
  • Strategic Planning

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • HUBZone Certification
  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Government Contracts

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Home-Based Business Training (Specialty)
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Site Location
  • Startup Business Counseling (Specialty)
  • Startup Classes (Specialty)

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training (Specialty)
  • Business Management Training (Specialty)
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance (Specialty)
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Home-Based Business Training (Specialty)
  • Marketing Plan Training (Specialty)
  • Startup Classes (Specialty)
Contact Information
Butch Farrah
517 Peden St.
Laurinburg, NC 28352