A man and two women talk next to a sign for the Blue Ridge Community College Small Business Center

Welcome to the Small Business Center at Blue Ridge Community College.

Reboot, Recover, Rebuild (R3)
Program for Small Business

If your business has been affected by COVID-19, call us to learn more about Free Business Counseling.
Availability is limited and is offered on a first come, first served basis.

  • One-on-one remote counsel
  • Access to industry & content experts
  • 100% Confidential
  • FREE!

Register for Free Professional Business Counseling

Free Business Disaster Counseling Categories:

Accounting & Finance

Access Business Capital


  • Create
  • Marketing
  • Online Marketing
  • Review
  • Rebranding

Business Planning

  • Idea Feasibility
  • Plan Creation
  • Startup
  • Scaleup

Converting Online Sales


  • Amazon
  • Etsy
  • Shopify

Editorial Strategy


  • List Buildup
  • List Management


  • Recruitment
  • Management
  • Progressive Discipline


  • Adwords
  • Analytics
  • Gmail
  • My Business
  • Photos
  • Search
  • Translate

Lead Generation

Legal Assistance


Loan Repayment


  • Business to Business
  • Business to Consumer
  • Business to Government

New Client Recruitment

Public Relations – Press Release

Repeat Customer Strategies

Sales Training

SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

Social Media Development/Review

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • YouTube

Website Design/Review

Industry and Content Experts Include

  • Gary Heisey (General Business, Branding, Stability)
  • Aaron Wesley Means (Web, Email, Social Media Marketing)
  • Mona Wade Loan Repayment (Accounting, Finance, SBA Loan Repayment)
  • Jared Bellmund (Insurance, Risk Assessment)
  • Michelle Tracz CPA (Accounting, SBA Loan Repayment)
  • Additional guest counselors as selected by SBC Director, Ben Smith

Contact Us Today

(828) 694-1658

R3 Partners

Henderson County Chamber of Commerce logo

Transylvania Economic Alliance logo

The Partnership Henderson County Economic Development logo

Blue Ridge Community College Small-Business Center logo

Brevard Transylvania Chamber of Commerce logo-badge

Historic Downtown Hendersonville logo

Heart of Brevard logo


As you will discover, the Small Business Center (SBC) offers a wide range of programs and services.

Free, Confidential Business Advice

The Small Business Center provides free, confidential business advice for new and existing businesses. Our advisors serve as sounding boards for ideas and will help you find answers to your business questions.

Request Business Counseling

Free Small Business Training

The Small Business Center offers many conferences and seminars related to starting and growing a small business.

Offered at no cost due to sponsor support.

Free Seminars, Workshops & Conferences

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact, call (828) 694-1658 or email us.

Thinking about starting a business in Henderson or Transylvania County or growing an existing business? Take advantage of our programs, services, and resources and let us be your partner for business success.

The Small Business Center can help you realize your dream of owning your own business or making your current business more profitable. We can also connect you with free local, regional, state and national resources to aid you in your business planning. Services can be customized to suit your specific business needs.


Small Business Center NetworkSBCN, Small Business Center Network logo

Blue Ridge Community College SBC is part of the Small Business Center Network, comprised of 58 Small Business Centers throughout North Carolina that support the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses by being a community-based provider of training, counseling, and resource information.

Ben Smith portrait

Contact Us

(828) 694-1658
Ben Smith
Director, Small Business Center

Small Business Center Locations

Henderson County Campus
180 West Campus Dr.
Flat Rock, NC 28731
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Transylvania County Campus
45 Oak Park Dr.
Brevard, NC 28712

Please complete and submit the form below if you wish to receive information from the Small Business Center at Blue Ridge Community College.

Request Information - Small Business Center

  • ex: (828) 555-5555
  • Please tell us what information you need or questions you may have.