SBC Schedules Event on Free Resources for Local Entrepreneurs

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WINTERVILLE—The Pitt Community College Small Business Center (SBC) has organized a “Small Business Resource Fair” for local entrepreneurs, featuring representatives from organizations that offer free business resources in Pitt County.

Scheduled for June 15, the floating event will take place in the Craig F. Goess Student Center’s Davenport Multipurpose Room from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is free and open to the community.

Pitt SBC Director Halle Nobles says the fair would benefit “anyone interested in opening a small business and people who wish to grow their existing Pitt County businesses.” She added there are many resources available for local business owners and that she hopes the expo will serve as the front door for those individuals to become familiar with them.

“I hope that people will learn that these free business resources exist for them to utilize,” Nobles said. “So many people come to the PCC Small Business Center for counseling and say they never knew the SBC existed until someone told them about it. The hope for this expo is that we can get in front of the small business community and say, ‘Here we are.’”

Though a list of community resource participants has not been finalized, Nobles said the Winterville Chamber of Commerce, Greenville ENC Alliance, Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce, and East Carolina University’s Crisp Small Business Resource Center have confirmed their participation.

Those planning to attend the fair are encouraged to RSVP via a link provided on the PCC Small Business Center’s Facebook page. They are also asked to bring business cards to the event to be eligible for a prize giveaway.