Women’s Business Center of Fayetteville
Women’s Business Center of Fayetteville is a program of CEED (Center for Economic Empowerment & Development), funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Small Business Administration (SBA). The Office of Women’s Business Ownership’s mission is to establish and oversee a network of Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) throughout the United States and its territories. Through the management and technical assistance provided by the WBCs, entrepreneurs – especially women who are economically or socially disadvantaged – are offered comprehensive training and counseling on a vast array of topics in many languages to help them start and grow their own businesses. For more information on the Small Business Administration click here
The Women’s Business Center of Fayetteville, NC at CEED has been providing local practical technical assistance and support to local entrepreneurs who are looking to start or expand their small businesses since 1999. We provide assistance to women entrepreneurs in all phases of small business. We specialize in empowering women to plan for success by providing practical entrepreneurial education in an encouraging atmosphere.
The WBC provides resources to help women business owners to sucCEED. From registering your business to hiring your first employee, we’re here to help you start and grow your local small business. We also have a ready-made referral system in place for any other small business services you may also need.
We are proud to offer the following services:
- One-on-One Business Counseling
- Credit Score Series
- Loan Feasibility Counseling & Loan Packaging
- Business Plan Assistance
- Small Business Training & Workshops
We thank our partners, US Small Business Administration, City of Fayetteville and Cumberland County, for their continued financial support to our WBC program. To view our full list of partners please click here.
Looking for Small Business online resources – click here
Take a look at our annual business events on the calendar and our Facebook page!
The WBC is open: Monday -Thursday 8:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
If you are not a current client please request counseling via the website and you will be contacted by a counselor for an appointment. Our counselors work by appointment only due to our busy class schedule.
If you are a client and would like to come in, please email your assigned counselor for an appointment.
We offer night classes and lunch classes for working clients. If you are a current client and need to meet after office hours please let your counselor know and we will accommodate your schedule.
On-line SBA classes: https://www.sba.gov/tools/sba-learning-center
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The WBC extends equal opportunities to clients. If a client with a physical disability cannot or chooses not to attend class upstairs in the WBC conference room, the business consultant can teach class in the downstairs computer lab and/or the downstairs conference room. The WBC consultants can also teach class via email and Skype. We also teach night class to accommodate all clients’ schedules and needs.
Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals: please contact Lexi Hasapis by phone 910.323.3377 ext 30 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If a WBC client requests an interpreter please give us at least two weeks notice in order to coordinate services.