Entrepreneurial Training

Through a variety of community partne000001secondchancebutton-smaller_0rships, we offer business skills training for small businesses, home-based businesses, and non-profit entrepreneurs.


North Carolina Small Business Technology Development Center Start-Up Business & Resource Guide

This online publication has it all. Assess yourself to see if you have what it takes to be a business owner. Learn how to write a business plan people will read cover to cover. Find the legal structure best suited for you. Check out our list of state and federal resources, including local and state licenses/permits. Click here to download the guide.


North Carolina Small Business Center Network

Click here to access this network.


Business Link North Carolina

North Carolina’s online one-stop business assistance and resource portal for entrepreneurs:  Click here to access BLNC.gov


US Small Business Administration (SBA)

The Federal Government’s one-stop business assistance and resource portal for entrepreneurs: Click here to access SBA.gov


Assess yourself

Check out this self-guided business assessment by clicking here.


San Quentin Prison Becomes An Incubator For Startups

(Reuters) – One by one, the entrepreneurs, clad in crisp blue jeans and armed with PowerPoint presentations, stood before a roomful of investors and tech bloggers to explain their dreams of changing the world. For these exuberant times in Silicon Valley, the scene was familiar; the setting, less so. With the young and ambitious flocking again to northern California to launch Internet companies, there were signs one recent morning that startup mania has taken hold even behind the faded granite walls of California’s most notorious prison. Read the rest here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/25/san-quentin-startups_n_2758809.html


Other resources

Other resources suggested by the NC Community College Small Business Center Network are available by clicking here


Network Marketing Academy

A generic course on “How To Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be” in network marketing; designed to teach fundamental concepts surrounding a very powerful distribution model, and one that is helping to shape how many products and services are currently being distributed.


Network Marketing: A Smart Choice for Today’s Entrepreneur

Download a free copy of a 20 page network marketing overview and training guide


SBA – North Carolina Small Business Resource Guide

The PDF guide is available by clicking here.