Sandhills Community College Small Business Center

The NC Community Colleges Small Business Center Network assists in starting an average of more than 650 businesses each year.  Small Business Centers have an economic impact in 90% of all NC Counties each year including helping to create and retain over 3,000 jobs annually. The Small Business Center at Sandhills Community College offers free seminars designed for small business owners and startups. The seminars we provide are free funded by an allocation from NC Legislature with a specific purpose, to increase the success rate of small businesses.


Register for free seminars by visiting our website at, by calling (910) 695-3980 or email


A computer in our resource center is for your use and we will help you locate information you need for your business. We have access to the NC Live database leading you to a demographic data profiler called Simply Map to help you define your market. We also have information on area businesses and numerous books and magazines and can assist you with obtaining a free Boyd Library membership for all the additional resources you will need for your planning.


With free one on one counseling services, if you would like information about starting a business or to discuss specific needs, please call Lori Williams at (910) 695-3938 or email or you can visit our website at and visit the “Request for Counseling” link.

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This is a listing of most of our seminars, however, it is not a comprehensive listing. to be sure you are notified of all upcoming seminars, visit our website at and join our email distribution list.

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Schedule of SeminarsRegister Here.

 Online Opportunities

HP Life

HP Life

HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) is a global program that offers aspiring entrepreneurs and small business-owners valuable business skills. HP LIFE offers participants a path to realizing their business dreams. The NC Small Business Center Network, in partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), is pleased to offer this innovative program to NC entrepreneurs and small business owners free of charge! This program is self-paced, making it possible for more aspiring entrepreneurs to participate. All you have to do is register to start.

Click here to register.

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