Burke County has a vibrant and strong entrepreneurial environment. There are many resources in place to support small existing businesses and startups…
Bebo (Burke Entrepreneurs and Business Owners) is a networking group for anyone who owns a business or is interested in starting one. The group has quarterly networking and education sessions. Additionally, the Bebo leadership team meets once a month with scalable businesses to discuss ways that the community can support their growth.
Free Online Seminars and Training
Small Biz U offers free online courses that teach the “language of business”. Each class is delivered via the internet and is three-to-four-hours per class. You can access courses anytime and anywhere.
Small Business Center
Operated by Western Piedmont Community College, Burke County’s Small Business Center offers assistance with starting a new business venture or expanding an existing business. The Center offers one-on-one counseling, training and seminars on topics ranging from marketing, social media and e-commerce to business planning, proformas and taxes. Click here to schedule a session with the local SBC Director.