Small Business Center, together with community partner, providing timely, online business counseling and training

Many area small businesses are struggling to navigate today’s evolving, economic landscape due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In response, Central Piedmont’s Small Business Center is offering extended hours of its free, online business counseling sessions.

Local business owners are invited to register online to receive free, confidential business advice from the Center’s advisors who can assist with:

  • business financing
  • loan applications, such as the SBA Disaster Economic Injury Loan
  • business plans
  • accounting and financial plans
  • marketing/sales
  • basic legal matters
  • nonprofit organizational needs
  • business startup/venture creation
  • and more

All of the above counseling sessions will be available via Webex or by phone, so the appropriate social distancing measures will be followed.

Upcoming Series to Aid Small Businesses

The Central Piedmont Small Business Center is hosting an online, webinar series, beginning April 14, that will discuss a variety of helpful business owner topics, including:

  • risk management
  • crisis management
  • business preparedness and continuity of operations
  • emotional intelligence for business owners

Register for one, or all of the sessions, in the series.

Small Business Center Partners with Matthews Chamber of Commerce

In the spirit of providing local small businesses with additional resources during this unprecedented time, Central Piedmont’s Small Business Center has partnered with the Matthews Chamber of Commerce to host “Biz Briefing,” a twice-weekly online presentation that showcases regional business experts answering small business owners questions in real time. The free sessions are held each Tuesday and Thursday at 2 p.m.

Upcoming topics include: (To register or to learn more about the presenters, click the links below or visit the Matthews Chamber of Commerce.)

Learn more about Central Piedmont’s Small Business Center.