The Davidson County Community College Small Business Center has always been a resource, but now their ability to offer pandemic help for small businesses is needed more than ever.

“This is a great time for businesses to contact the DCCC SBC,” said Martha Larson, DCCC SBC Director. “Small Business Centers have been given extra funding to help small businesses in more impactful ways. Not only are we maintaining a COVID-19 resource page through the SBC website, but the SBC can pay for professional services that are much needed to allow businesses to sustain through this pandemic, or even to grow.” 

The DCCC SBC supports local businesses through referrals, business education, and one-on-one counseling.  These services provided by the DCCC SBC are free to Davidson and Davie county clients. Clients can be existing business owners and those who are considering a start-up.

“Opening a small business may seem easy, but sustaining a successful business can be very difficult–planning is key,” added Larson.  Whether your business has been around for generations or if the idea is just forming into your head, you can benefit from the expertise at the DCCC SBC. 

“It is never too late to examine business operations and to make adjustments, or to add new things,” Larson said. “If the last six months has taught us anything, we have learned that our day-to-day functions need to shift and adjustments in many areas need to be made.”

As if owning and operating a business were not already difficult enough, when you add in an unknown force like COVID-19, it makes every day significantly more difficult and every decision significantly more important. 

Navigating COVID-19 with the Help of DCCC SBC

With the assistance of the Pandemic Recovery Counseling Fund, the DCCC SBC can pay for specialized services, assess the business’ needs and fund business coaching, accounting and legal services, consultations on insurance, marketing, website development and other specific needs through the end of 2020. “We have already seen great results, and we are eager to discuss how these funds may help you and your business,” Larson said.

Get Professional Assistance

If you’re looking for pandemic help for small businesses but don’t know where to turn, you can come to the DCCC SBC no matter the stage of your business. 

Martha was recently appointed as the Small Business Center Network Piedmont Triad Regional Director. As the Regional Director, Martha will not only influence support locally, but will be a part of the network’s leadership, helping to strategize small business assistance statewide.

The DCCC SBC can provide professional expertise, meet you where you are and help you achieve your goals. You can reach Martha Larson at 336-224-4557, email her or submit an online request for services.

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The article, along with much more, can be found in the August 2020 edition of DavieLiFE magazine.

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