The Small Business Center

BRACE

Business Rebound as COVID-19 Evolves

The Small Busines Center (SBC) at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is assisting 50 existing businesses impacted by COVID-19 as part of its response and recovery efforts for small business owners located in Concord, Kannapolis, Salisbury, and surrounding areas.

This program provides existing small business impacted by COVID-19:

  • One-on-One Remote Counseling
  • 100% Confidential Coaching Sessions
  • Industry Experts & Coaches
  • FREE Services

The Small Business Center

BRACE

Business Rebound as COVID-19 Evolves

The Small Busines Center (SBC) at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is assisting 50 existing businesses impacted by COVID-19 as part of its response and recovery efforts for small business owners located in Concord, Kannapolis, Salisbury, and surrounding areas.

This program provides existing small business impacted by COVID-19:

  • One-on-One Remote Counseling
  • 100% Confidential Coaching Sessions
  • Industry Experts & Coaches
  • FREE Services

Disaster Counseling Categories Available:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Access Business Capital
  • B2B, B2C, B2G Marketing
  • Marketing
  • Brand Creation, Marking, Review, Rebranding
  • Business Idea Feasibility, Plan, Startup
  • Business Scaleup, Buy, Sell, Close
  • Converting Online Sales
  • E-Commerce
  • Editorial Strategy
  • Email List Building, Management, Marketing



  • Employee Recruitment, Management
  • Google Adwords, Analysis, Gmail, Photos
  • Google My Business, Search, Translate
  • Lead Generation
  • Loan Repayment
  • New Client Recruitment
  • Online Marketing
  • Public Relations - Press Release
  • Repeat Customer Strategies
  • Sales Training
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  • Social Media Development, Review
  • Web Design, Review

Disaster Counseling Categories Available:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Access Business Capital
  • B2B, B2C, B2G Marketing
  • Marketing
  • Brand Creation, Marking, Review, Rebranding
  • Business Idea Feasibility, Plan, Startup
  • Business Scaleup, Buy, Sell, Close
  • Converting Online Sales
  • E-Commerce
  • Editorial Strategy
  • Email List Building, Management, Marketing
  • Employee Recruitment, Management
  • Google Adwords, Analysis, Gmail, Photos
  • Google My Business, Search, Translate
  • Lead Generation
  • Loan Repayment
  • New Client Recruitment
  • Online Marketing
  • Public Relations - Press Release
  • Repeat Customer Strategies
  • Sales Training
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  • Social Media Development, Review
  • Web Design, Review

FREE Professional Business Counseling

If your business has been affected by COVID-19, register today for

FREE professional business counseling.

FREE Professional Business Counseling

If your business has been affected by COVID-19, register today for

FREE professional business counseling.

Please allow approximately 10 - 15 minutes to complete both steps.

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Please allow approximately 10 - 15 minutes to complete both steps.

Please allow approximately 10 - 15 minutes to complete both steps.

STEP 1

STEP 2

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STEP 2

Register by completing a survey

so we can better understand

how COVID-19 has affected your

business.

We partner you with a coach to

provide you with the support to

help move your business forward.

Tailored professional business

services to address your needs

and help navigate the affects of

COVID-19.

Register by completing a survey

so we can better understand

how COVID-19 has affected your

business.

We partner you with a coach to

provide you with the support to

help move your business forward.

Tailored professional business

services to address your needs

and help navigate the affects of

COVID-19.

Meet Your SBC Team

Program Coordinator

Deborah Carter

Deborah is a native Cabarrus County resident and has worked with the Small Business Center since 2017. Her past work experience includes social work case management in healthcare settings, stay-at-home mom and programming for the local Chamber of Commerce. She has seen the value of services provided by SBCs through referrals made as an employee

of the chamber.

Small Business Center Director

Megan Smit

Megan is eager to share her love for small business and community, and to apply her background in workforce development and program management. She also holds degrees in secondary education, organizational leadership and HR management. Megan values giving back through community engagement and service, and looks forward to doing that in her new role.

Program Coordinator

Allison Kitfield

Allison’s long career in public health and education culminated with ten years in RCCC’s Division of Corporate and Continuing Education, focused mainly on workforce development. After two years of retirement she rejoined that team part time, happy to support RCCC’s Small Business Center which provides so many resources to our community’s critical employers.

Meet Your SBC Team

Small Business Center Director

Megan Smit

Megan is eager to share her love for small business and community, and to apply her background in workforce development and program management. She also holds degrees in secondary education, organizational leadership and HR management. Megan values giving back through community engagement and service, and looks forward to doing that in her new role.

Program Coordinator

Deborah Carter

Deborah is a native Cabarrus County resident and has worked with the Small Business Center since 2017. Her past work experience includes social work case management in healthcare settings, stay-at-home mom and programming for the local Chamber of Commerce. She has seen the value of services provided by SBCs through referrals made as an employee of the chamber.

Program Coordinator

Allison Kitfield

Allison’s long career in public health and education culminated with ten years in RCCC’s Division of Corporate and Continuing Education, focused mainly on workforce development. After two years of retirement she rejoined that team part time, happy to support RCCC’ Small Business Center which provides so many resources to our community’s critical employers.

SBC BRACE Coaches

Business Coach

Warren Williams

Business Planning, Strategy,

Executive Coaching

Business Coach

Elyshia Brooks

Brand Marketing

Business Coach

Hugh Grey

Consultative Selling,

Referral Marketing, Team Building

Business Coach

Semone Brisson

Accounting,

Quickbooks Consultant

Program Coordinator

Wilmenia Gripper

Nonprofit Tech Consulting,

Technical Training

Business Coach

Phillip Cooley

Small Business Coaching

BRACE Coaches

Business Coach

Warren Williams

Business Planning, Strategy,

Executive Coaching

Business Coach

Elyshia Brooks

Brand Marketing

Business Coach

Hugh Grey

Consultative Selling,

Referral Marketing, Team Building

Business Coach

Semone Brisson

Accounting,

Quickbooks Consultant

Program Coordinator

Wilmenia Gripper

Nonprofit Tech Consulting,

Technical Training

Business Coach

Phillip Cooley

Small Business Coaching

BRACE Eligibility

  • All small business owners and non-profits located within Cabarrus and Rowan city limits are invited to apply and you do not have to be a previously existing client of the SBC.
  • Business started before January 1, 2020.
  • Funds are time sensitive and limited (we have funds to help 50 small businesses).
  • The funding is directed at COVID-19 recovery, so impact by COVID-19 should be demonstrated (this will be based on survey responses).
  • Priority first on minority business owners, LGBTQ, veterans, persons with disabilities; serving those with greatest need first.

Eligibility

  • All small business owners and non-profits located within Cabarrus and Rowan city limits are invited to apply and you do not have to be a previously existing clients of the SBC.
  • Business started before January 1, 2020.
  • Funds are time sensitive and limited (we have funds to help 50 small businesses).
  • The funding is directed at COVID-19 recovery, so impact by COVID-19 should be demonstrated (this will be based on survey responses).
  • Priority first on minority business owners, LGBTQ, veterans, persons with disabilities; serving those with greatest need first.

© Copyright 2020, Small Business Center at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

www.sbcbrace.com | sbc@rccc.edu


The BRACE grant is proudly supported by Wells Fargo

© Copyright 2020,

Small Business Center at

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

www.sbcbrace.com | sbc@rccc.edu

The BRACE grant is proudly supported by Wells Fargo

© Copyright 2020, Small Business Center at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

www.sbcbrace.com | sbc@rccc.edu