Small Business Center - Cleveland Community College, Shelby, NC

SBCWelcome to the Small Business
Center at Cleveland Community College

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The Small Business Center at CCC provides workshops, seminars, counseling,
information, and referral services for small business owners and operators in Cleveland County.

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Frequently Asked Questions

These are some frequently asked questions that SBC clients ask.

  • Do I need a business plan?
  • How much cash do I need to start and operate my business?
  • What should I consider when planning my cash flow?
  • Do I need a loan?
  • How and where do I get a loan?
  • What is Start-up (or “Seed”) Stage Financing?
  • What information and documents must I have to get a loan?
  • What will I do with my money?
  • When should I hire employees, invest in my business, or pay off debt?
  • When will I be able to pay myself?
  • What experience do I have in running a business and what are my strengths?
  • What experience and knowledge do I need to be successful in my business?
  • What resources are available to help me be successful in my business?
  • What is the climate for my type of business in my geographic location?
  • What have I not considered that I should be thinking about and planning for?

If you can’t answer all of these questions with confidence don’t be discouraged. The Small Business Center is here to
help you plan, execute, and grow a successful business.

Call or email to schedule a free and confidential review of your business plans and needs.

Steve Padgett, (704) 669-4146,

News and Updates

SBC seminars are free, but preregistration is required. To register for a SBC seminar do one of the following:

All SBC seminars are co-sponsored by the Cleveland County Chamber, the Uptown Shelby Association, and the Cleveland
County Business Development Center.

The Small Business Center at Cleveland Community College sponsors and presents other seminars and training workshops in
our partnerships with various Cleveland County and North Carolina organizations. Please call 704-669-4015 or
704-669-4146 if interested in these schedules.

Become a
Client of the Small Business Center

At the Small Business Center, we
are interested in making your business a Client. There are a number of benefits to becoming a client of this
State agency, the Small Business Center Network (SBCN). One of these benefits is the availability of a
referral to special business lenders, loan sources, and professionals. Our services are free and confidential.

Steve Padgett,
CCC Small Business Center
Located in the LeGrand Center
1800 E. Marion St
Shelby, NC 28152

(704) 669-4146

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