Small Business Center at the Dedman Center for Business Leadership

The mission of the Small Business Center at Sandhills Community College is to increase the success rate and numbers of viable small businesses in North Carolina by providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to entrepreneurs, prospective and existing small business owners leading to job creation and retention.

The NC Community College’s Small Business Center Network (SBCN) is #1 in the US in the number of business seminars and participants it assisted in 2017. The SBCN also assists in starting an average of 880 businesses each year. Small Business Centers have an economic impact in 90% of NC counties, helping to create and retain nearly 3,000 jobs annually.

Entrepreneurial Summit 2018 – Clicksuasion


Tuesday, April 10
9 am – 1 pm
102-103 Van Dusen Hall
Sandhills Community College


Register to attend or phone 910-695-3938.

Keynote Speaker Michael Barbera

Businesses use behavioral and social science techniques to nudge consumers into a decision that best supports the company’s objective and an equal value to the consumer. Michael Barbera will discuss the psychology of clicks, purchases, and persuasion that businesses use to build a positive customer experience.

  • Breakfast Provided
  • Door Prizes
  • Open to the Public, Businesses, and Students


Seminars, Workshops & Certificates

The Small Business Center offers seminars, workshops and certificates targeted to the needs of small business owners and start-ups at no cost to participants. Our programs are funded by a grant from the NC Legislature.

Counseling & Assistance

We offer free one-on-one counseling in the Center and assistance or referrals to other appropriate agencies for further counseling.

Request Counseling for your small business.


We share access to resources to help get your business started or to assist in growing your business. We are in the business of making sure your small business thrives!


Professional networking with local chambers of commerce, economic developers, volunteer consultants, and other business groups and professionals enables the SCC SBC to help you get connected in the community.

Contact Information

Teresa Reynolds, MA
Director, Small Business Center
& Dedman Center for Business Leadership

101 Van Dusen Hall
(910) 695-3938