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The Small Business Center of Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC) provides high quality, readily accessible assistance to support the development of new businesses and growth of existing businesses leading to job creation and retention. As a community-based provider of programs and services, we provide:

  • Education and Training through seminars and short courses
  • Confidential One-on-One Business Counseling
  • Referrals to appropriate local, State and Federal agencies
  • Resources for use in starting or sustaining your business.

We also assist by addressing the continuing need for current and relevant information, business plan development, refinement of management skills and access to capital resources. With knowledge of the unique nature and economic climate of each of our counties, we are uniquely positioned to assist you in starting your business in Franklin, Granville, Vance and Warren Counties.

Our Small Business Center is a part of the NC Community College System Small Business Center Network (SBCN) and as such, our services are offered at minimal or NO COST to those in our 4-county service area. As a whole, the Small Business Center Network has impacted the NC economy over the past year by assisting with 682 business starts and 3,919 jobs created and retained.

The Small Business Center of VGCC has meeting space available at each of our 4 campuses and a Small Business Resource and Entrepreneurship Center located at our South Campus at 1547 South Campus Drive in Creedmoor. The center is available for use by new and existing small business clients Monday-Thursday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

To register for one of our upcoming training sessions, scroll to our class schedule below or to schedule an appointment for confidential one-on-one counseling, use the “Register Now” link below.

For more information on small business opportunities in North Carolina, try these clickable links:

Small Business Center Contacts

Carolyn Perry
Director – Small Business Center
Main Campus – Building 7 – Room 7101-L
South Campus – Building 1 – Office G1114
Small Business Resource and Entrepreneurship Center South Campus – Building 1, G1104

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Under the Hood: Food Truck Tune-Up Seminar Sessions

Presented and Hosted by Wake Tech Community College on the Western Wake Campus in Cary.
Sessions will be Monthly on Mondays from 6:00 pm – 8:30pm. Please review the dates and session titles below:

  1. May 15th – Food Safety and Sanitation: Working with Inspectors, Shared Kitchens and Commissaries
  2. June 10th – Marketing: Connecting People and Concept

For more information and to register, please visit Small Business Center Network.Net

Tax Classes for Small Business Owners in June

Business Tax Essentials for the Small Business Owner (Online)
Thursday, June 6, 2024 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Federal and State Estimated Individual Income Taxes (Online)
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Online Seller for the Small Business Owner (Online)
Thursday, June 13, 2024 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Withholding Tax Basics for the Small Business Owner (Online)
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Sales and Use Tax Workshop for the Small Business Owner (Online)
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Conceptos básicos sobre la retención de impuestos sobre salarios y otros ing (En Línea) Withhold Tax
Thursday, June 27, 2024 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM