Small Business Center & Business Incubation

Small Business Center. The Small Business Center (SBC) is part of the statewide Small Business Center Network (SBCN), a community college-funded initiative with a vision to foster and support entrepreneurship, small business, and economic development in local communities with an emphasis on assisting start-ups, early stage, and at-risk enterprises. The mission of the Small Business Center is to increase the success rate and number of viable small businesses in North Carolina by providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to prospective and existing small business owners, with the goal of job creation and retention. Confidential counseling services and access to resource libraries are free of charge as are the majority of seminar offerings.

Business Incubation Program. Business Incubation at A-B Tech is a dynamic process of entrepreneurial development designed to increase business success through consultation services, coaching, access to shared resources, and either office, wet lab or manufacturing facilities. The purpose of the Business Incubation program is to create a business atmosphere that encourages the development of businesses that promise a public or private good, have the potential to create single or multiple additional jobs and which contribute to the economic development of the region once formally established.

Student Business Incubation Program. The Student Business Incubator Program is an extracurricular activity designed to provide a motivating, supportive environment to A-B Tech students who want to start their own business and guide them toward becoming sustainable, contributing members of a strong
economic community. This program is administered by the A-B Tech Small Business Center (SBC) and is
located at A-B Tech Enka.