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Welcome to  Small Business Center

The Small Business Center mission is to increase the success rate and number of profitable small businesses in New Hanover and Pender Counties. We provide:

  • Seminars/classes to prospective and existing small business owners.
  • Free, confidential one-on-one business and technology counseling.
  • Access to our extensive Business Resource Library of training videos, business planning and web-editing software, business books and pamphlets.
  • We are located at in the Business, Industry & Government Center (T Building), 805 N 3rd. St. Wilmington, NC 28401  910-362-7216

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Business Link North Carolina

Connect to all North Carolina Business Resources Providers, Government Agencies and other business related organizations at one comprehensive business support location:

Government and Military Business Contracts

Want to be considered for Government and Military Business Contracts but don’t know how to proceed? Call me and I’ll be happy to meet with you and guide you through the process.

You can’t be considered if you’re not in the system!

Call Doug at 910-362-7469



Class Name






IRS: Business Organizations and Record Keeping  WILM  6/3  6-8 PM  L-107  FREE
IRS: Employees, Payroll & Taxes-What You Need To Know WILM 6/5  6-8 PM  L-107  FREE
Small Business Publishing & Printing 101 WILM 6/12 1-4 PM  L-107  FREE
Buying/Selling a Business WILM 6/24 6-8 PM  L-107  FREE
Access To Capital, Alternative Lending Sources North Campus 6/26 1-4 PM NA-112  FREE
Small Business Publishing & Promoting 102 WILM 7/10 1-4 PM L-107 FREE
Top Traits Of Highly Effective Leaders WILM 7/15 1-4 PM  L-107  FREE
How To Be A Profitable Artist WILM 7/31 2-5 PM  L-107  FREE
How To Deliver Effective Presentations WILM 8/6 8:30- 11:30 AM L-107 FREE


Seminar Registration

HOW DO I REGISTER ON LINE? Please read the instructions before clicking the blue ‘New Seminar Registration’ link below.



New Seminar Registration - Effective for all seminars

1. Go to the Small Business Center Web Site,, to review the seminar listings.
2. Go to Seminar Registration section.
3. Click on blue ‘New Seminar Registration’ link above. It will take you to our Web Advisor system.
4. If this is your first on-line registration, and/or you do not have Web Advisor log in credentials, click on ‘Register and Pay For Continuing Education Classes’.

4a. If you have previously registered and now have your Web Advisor user name and password, then log in to Web Advisor first, then click on ‘Register and Pay For Continuing Education Classes’
5. Type in SBC in the key word box and hit enter or submit. A list of SBC seminars will appear.
6. Check  each of the seminars you wish to attend and hit submit. You can select more than one. ’The ‘Personal Identification Form’ will appear.
7. Fill out the ‘Personal Identification Form’, including all * items, check the certification box at the bottom, hit submit. Note: You will need to do this for your first registration only, as you will use your Web Advisor log in credentials for future registrations and this section will be by-passed.
8. Fill in ‘Additional Registration Info’, hit submit. The ‘Pay For Classes’ page will appear.
9. Since these seminars are FREE, on the ‘Pay For Classes’ page, you will see total amount due is $0. In the drop down box, choose  Register Now, then Submit.
10. Your ‘Class Acknowledgement’ will appear. It will contain your unique CFCC ID number and your unique User name. This class acknowledgment will also be emailed to you.
11.  Please record and save for future registrations, your new CFCC ID number and new Username which are found in the class acknowledgment.

12. Once you have your User name and CFCC ID number, you will be able to generate your own password for future use.

13. Remember your Web Advisor credentials so you can log in to Web Advisor first to make all future on-line registrations faster and easier. 

***A parking pass will be emailed to you one day prior to the seminar(s) you have registered for.***



Capital Programs


  1. CAN-Capital Access Network

    Get help preparing your loan package from experienced individuals. More info is available
  2. NC CAP-North Carolina Capital Access Program. Increase your chances of loan approval if you are close to qualifying but not quite there yet. Managed by the NC Rural Center.

More info is available at or from Tony Johnson 919-250-4314 or



The SBC also offers free, confidential one on one counseling to those interested in learning more about starting their own businesses. To request an appointment, call 910-362-7469 or click on the link: Request Free Counseling


Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Accessibility Services

Cape Fear Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, political affiliation or age.