The Nash Community College Small Business Center (SBC) provides free, confidential counseling services for new and existing businesses. Available on an as-needed basis, our services provide a sounding board for ideas and challenges that clients may have in their business.

Small Business Center Development Series

The Small Business Center offers a variety of workshops and courses to help small businesses be successful. Check the event list on the right for dates and times of upcoming seminars and workshops. We also offer the Small Business Development Series which includes the following seminars:
  • How to Start A Business
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • How to Find Your Customers
  • Marketing Your Business
 
  • Basics of Bookkeeping
  • Your Small Business Taxes
  • Financing Your Small Business

These seminars are free and are offered to potential and existing entrepreneurs.

Chamber of Commerce Partnership

The Small Business Center co-sponsors programs and events with the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, such as Lunch N Learn seminars and more in-depth seminars that address topics of interest to area businesses. Small Business Center seminars are designed for current and prospective business owners, and are offered at low or no cost.

Complimentary Resource Center

The Small Business Center offers a resource center that is free and open to the public. The library of professional resources includes books, printed materials, videos, and a computer equipped with internet access.

Business & Industry Training

Certification training is offered for small businesses to assist in meeting regulatory requirements including:
  • Be a Responsible Alcohol Seller Server
  • ServSafe
  • Vehicle Safety Inspection
  • OBD Emissions Inspection
  • Notary Public

Entrepreneur Opportunities

LaunchROCKYMOUNT | Grant Program

Offering access to capital and community support. Seeking to partner with entrepreneurs who have business ideas and current business owners who would benefit from the combination of business and financial resources that LaunchROCKYMOUNT provides. LaunchROCKYMOUNT provides access to business loans, business development services and networking opportunities.

March 7 – May 9, 2023
Tuesdays 6 pm – 8 pm
Rocky Mount Mills – Nash Community College 360 Classroom
Deadline to apply: February 21, 2023
SPACE IS LIMITED.

For more information contact Ruthie Davis at 252-451-8344.

Contacts

Derrick Armstead

Derrick Armstead

Director, Small Business Center
Building: Continuing Education
Room: 8259
Phone: 252-451-8233
Ruthie Davis

Ruthie Davis

Small Business Center Assistant
Building: Continuing Education
Room: 8259
Phone: 252-451-8344