The Small Business Center Mission

is to increase the success rate and number of profitable small businesses in New Hanover and Pender Counties. We provide:

  • Seminars/classes to prospective and existing small business owners.
  • Free, confidential one-on-one business and technology counseling.
  • Access to our extensive Business Resource Library of training videos, business planning and web-editing software, business books and pamphlets.
  • We are located at 402 N. Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401  910-362-7216

Whats New



Many people do not realize the impact the Small Business Centers have, either locally or statewide. I recently had an opportunity to discuss this during an interview on Port City Radio. It is only a 3 minute spot and I would be honored to have you listen in…..

Click on Play Arrow

The SBC newsletter.

If you would like to receive the newsletter, call 362-7216 or write to

Business Link North Carolina

Connect to all North Carolina Business Resources Providers, Government Agencies and other business related organizations at one comprehensive business support location:

IRS Tax Information

Self employment tax information is readily available from the IRS. Please click on the link below to learn more.

Self-Employed Individuals Tax Center


Government and Military Business Contracts

Want to be considered for Government and Military Business Contracts but don’t know how to proceed? Call me and I’ll be happy to meet with you and guide you through the process.

You can’t be considered if you’re not in the system!

Call Jerry at 910-362-7469

Capital Programs


  1. CAN-Capital Access Network

    Get help preparing your loan package from experienced individuals. More info is available
  2. NC CAP-North Carolina Capital Access Program. Increase your chances of loan approval if you are close to qualifying but not quite there yet. Managed by the NC Rural Center.

More info is available at

NC-CAP or from Tony Johnson 919-250-4314 or



The SBC also offers free, confidential one on one counseling to those interested in learning more about starting their own businesses. To request an appointment, call 910-362-7216 or click on the link: Request Free Counseling

SBC: Small Business Center - Cape Fear Community College

Contact Information

Office Email:

Phone: 910.362.7216
Fax: 910.362.7190

502 N. Front Street
Union Station, Room 530
Wilmington, NC 28401

SBC Director
Jerry Coleman
Phone: 910.362.7469

SBC Secretary
Charlene Cole
Phone: 910.362.7216

Regional SBA Contact

Don Spry



SBA Quick Reference Loan Guide