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 to help clients start and grow their own businesses. For more information on the Small Business Administration click here

Our professional consultants will help guide you:

Formulate your IDEA into a profitable business CONCEPT by guiding clients through business planning, start up costs, and identifying opportunities.

START-UP your business, have a grand opening and ribbon cutting so you can begin generating and tracking revenue!

SCALE your business once you have established revenue and balanced risk so you may EXPAND!

GROW your mature company in our ever-developing market!


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The Women’s Business Center of Fayetteville, NC at CEED has been providing local practical technical assistance and support to local female 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.

Business Center staff does not accept walk-in clients. Our funding partners require intake paperwork on each counseling and training client that remains in a confidential small business file.

The mission of the Women’s Business Center of Fayetteville is to provide small business economic development in North Carolina, through business services for start-up businesses and expansion of established women-owned small businesses especially for socially and economically disadvantaged women-owned firms.


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Annual Events:

4th Annual Fayetteville Food-trepreneur Forum

A practical and fun event that will answer the following:

  • Where to start your food business plan? THIS YEAR: FOOD TRUCKS & MOBILE BUSINESSES~
  • Is today’s target market looking for your LOCAL food business?
  • What suggestions seasoned food entrepreneurs have for you?
  • How to move around in the industry and work well with others!

Our awesome events wouldn’t be possible without our generous sponsors and donors.

THANK YOU to our 2018 Sponsors for this year’s forum!

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REGISTER for March 15, 2018: http://www.wbcfay.org/calendar/




InnovateHER is a innovative prize competition to unearth innovative products and services that help impact and empower the lives of women and families. https://www.sba.gov/offices/headquarters/wbo/resources/1465581

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Our awesome events wouldn’t be possible without our generous sponsors and donors. THANK YOU:

Systel Business Equipment

Residential Mortgage

Soldier’s First Real Estate

Food sponsor:


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 (Appointment ONLY)

If you are not a current client please request counseling via the website and you will be contacted by a counselor for an appointment or start up track. 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/search/training

A proud member of

Association of Women's Business Centers


SBA en español https://es.sba.gov/

Looking for Non-Profit assistance?

Please contact Business Link NC



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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 lhasapis@ncceed.org

If a WBC client requests an interpreter please give us at least two weeks notice in order to coordinate services.

Want to become a Client?

Need business assistance? The team at the WBC can help.

The WBC team wants to help you sucCEED!

Want to become a Client?

Need business assistance? The team at the WBC can help.

The WBC team wants to help you sucCEED!

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Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration