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Small Business Center (SBC)

Welcome to the Martin Community College Small Business Center (SBC). The Martin Community College SBC is a part of the North Carolina Community College Small Business Center Network (SBCN).

The Small Business Center Network, comprised of 58 Small Business Centers throughout North Carolina, supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses by being a community-based provider of training, counseling, and resource information.

The objective of the SBCN is to increase the success rate and the number of viable small businesses in North Carolina by providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to prospective and existing small business owners which will lead to job creation and retention.


The SBC conducts seminars designed to better educate the small-business person to meet the ever-increasing challenges facing small businesses. The seminars we provide are free due to special funding from the NC legislature with a specific purpose: to increase the success rate and the number of small businesses within the state.

Core seminars are offered at least once a year and include the following:

  • How to Start a Business
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Marketing Your Business
  • Finding Your Customers
  • Financing Your Small Business
  • Tax Information for Small Businesses
  • Basics of Bookkeeping

Seminar Schedule and Brochure

The brochure provides information that you can print at your convenience, while the schedule provides a full listing of upcoming seminars, dates, and descriptions.

How to Register for Seminars


  1. Visit the Small Business Center Network website (www.ncsbc.net).
  2. Click "Contact Your Local SBC."
  3. Click "Martin County."
  4. Click "Register" next to the seminar.


Call 252-789-0201 by noon the day before the seminar.


Forgot to pre-register? You can still attend. Call 252-789-0201 by noon the day before the seminar to see if seminar will be held.


The SBC also offers free, one-on-one, confidential counseling by appointment. Our professional counselor can assist your new or existing business in a number of areas including but not limited to financial planning/evaluation, business plan preparation, securing funding, marketing, company structure and many other areas. To receive counseling assistance, please submit an electronic request for counseling:


Our Small Business Resource Center is available in the Martin Community College campus library. In addition to books, periodicals, and other materials, the resource center includes access to a personal computer for business planning and research. Please also visit the North Carolina Small Business Center Network website at https://www.ncsbc.net for additional links and resources.

We're Here for You

If you're considering a new business venture, expansion, or need help with existing small business issues, we're here for you. Our business is helping businesses succeed. If it's training, one-on-one counseling, or providing the contacts and information you need, we're here to serve you. We understand the problems small businesses face, and the services we provide are at low or no cost to you. You can also check us out on Facebook.

Contact the SBC


The SBC is located at the following address:
Building 4, Room 01
1161 Kehukee Park Rd.
Williamston, NC 27892

SBC Director

Charles Banks

SBC Secretary

Lena Jackson

Industry Customized Training Program

The Customized Training Program provides education, training and support services for new, expanding and existing business and industry in North Carolina through our network of 58 community colleges, serving all 100 counties of the state. Our goal is to foster and support three key aspects of your company's well-being:

  • Job Growth
  • Technology Investment
  • Productivity Enhancement

The Customized Training Program is designed to make a difference in your bottom line, whether your organization is creating jobs, investing in new machinery and equipment, or streamlining processes for efficiency.

For more information on the Industry Customized Training Program, contact us:

Students working on equipment using their hands and tools

Assistant to the President, Administrative/Business & Industry Services

Billy Barber