Small Business Center


develops long-term strategic partnerships with business and industry leaders and assists in small business start-ups and expansions.

As a member of the NC Community College System Small Business Center Network (SBCN), our services are provided at a low or NO cost to the local community. Visit the for business plan templates, up-to-date tax information from the NC Dept. of Revenue, entrepreneurial self-assessments, and much more!

Confidential Counseling

 to assist you with starting or growing a business. Areas for discussion include: licensing, permits, general tax requirements, financial analysis reviews, and marketing strategies.

Business Webinars & Workshops

to help you on starting a business and managing a small business. Webinars include: how to start your own small business, writing a business plan, financing a business, bookkeeping, tax education, marketing, and numerous specialty topics.  Webinars/Seminars are held at a variety of times to fit your busy schedule.

Networking, Resources and Referrals

ճ is part of a statewide network designed to support the development and growth of small businesses. Our mission is to increase the success rate and the number of viable small businesses in Edgecombe county by providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to prospective and existing small business owners. Our services are available for free or very low cost.

Literature regarding business concerns, such as business plans, cash flow/record keeping, marketing and sources of funding is available in the Small Business Resource Center along with a computer for business research. We have an extensive referral network with partnering agencies such as the North Carolina Small Business Technology Development Center, the Tarboro Edgecombe Chamber of Commerce, the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce, and local and state government agencies. Our resource centers are located in the library on the Tarboro and Rocky Mount campuses.

Ready to Start?


Laura Brown Evans
Director – Small Business Center
Office 125, Barnhill-Jenkins Center for Innovation, Tarboro Campus
(252) 618-6655

Araminta Burns
Administrative Assistant – Small Business Center
Reception, Barnhill-Jenkins Center for Innovation, Tarboro Campus