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Small Business Center

Counseling & Referral Services

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We provide one-on-one, confidential counseling to start-ups, business owners and managers.  We do more than serve as sounding boards--we help you find real-world solutions to your most challenging business problems.

Within our Center and our statewide Small Business Center Network, help is readily available on topics as diverse as creating your business plan, taxes, marketing research, market analysis, business finances, start-up capital, expansion planning and more. 

In order to meet your needs, we have forged alliances with area banks, legal firms, accountants, chambers of commerce, economic development commissions, employment security commissions, as well as the career and degree education teams at Catawba Valley Community College.  We also work closely with our local economic development partners at the SBTDC (Small Business and Technology Development Center). 

When appropriate, we will refer you to one or more of these other fine partners, all of whom share our interest in your success as a small business owner.

For more information, call:
828-327-7000, ext. 4102 or  4117  

To schedule a confidential counseling session for help planning your business start-up or expansion, click on the Request for Counseling form below. 


2550 US HIGHWAY 70 SE • HICKORY, NC • 28602-8302 • 828.327.7000
Updated 06.22.2016: Content Editor