Small Business Center

Small Business Center Class Photo The Small Business Center Network (SBCN), comprised of 58 Small Business Centers located at community colleges throughout North Carolina, supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses as a community-based provider of business training, counseling, and resource information. As part of the Small Business Center Network, the Small Business Center (SBC) at Durham Tech provides business owners with the information they need for success, including – but not limited to – advice on marketing, sales, bookkeeping, and financial management. The SBC offers the following services at little or no cost:

  • Training and technical assistance in starting your business;
  • Business skill seminars, workshops, and courses;
  • Confidential counseling to help you develop your business plan or address your business needs;
  • Resource and referral services; and
  • A Resource Center with small business publications and literature.

The Small Business Center is located in the SOUTHBank Building, 400 West Main Street, on the third floor. Office hours are 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday. Please call 919-536-7241 for more information.

Meet the Counselors!

Meet the counselors at the Small Business Center — Director, Guest Counselors, North Carolina Military Business Center, and Entrepreneur-in-Action Instructor — on Tuesday, May 5, 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Location: Small Business Center, Durham Technical Community College, 3rd Floor, 400 W Main St., Durham. Request more information at 919-536-7241.

CAARE Community Entrepreneurial Opportunities Business Incubator

The Small Business Center has partnered with CAARE to provide entrepreneurial training through its CEO Business Incubator. In celebration of Small Business Month, a Hearing from the Community Entrepreneurial Summit will be held 3:30–5:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 13. Listen to entrepreneurs speak about their needs and wants for use in developing CEO’s entrepreneurial training programs. Location: CAARE, Inc., 214 Broadway Street, Durham. Request more information at 919-536-7241.