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Resource Fair Links Businesses to Support Services


The Nash Community College Small Business Center will host the Better Business Resource Fair to help start-up and existing businesses connect to resources that can support starting or growing a business. The resource fair will be held from 10 AM until 12 PM on Wednesday, November 30,2022 in the Business and Industry Center at Nash Community College. The event is free and open to all small business owners, as well as those planning to start a business.

“The event is like a career fair in that business owners can meet up to 19 business support providers in an hour or two,” Derrick Armstead, NCC Small Business Center Director said. “These professionals can assist in a wide range of areas including managing and analyzing finances, obtaining finances, business planning, digital marketing, industry analysis and more. Many of the exhibitors provide services at no cost.”

Exhibitors for the event include: Thread Capital, Institute Capital, Clicksuasion Labs, the NCC Small Business Center, Overman & Parks CPAs, Partner Community Capital, NC Military Business Center, NC DOT Office of Civil Rights, Nashville Chamber of Commerce, Nash County Economic Development, Carolina Community Impact – kiva US, Melanie Diehl & Co. Marketing Collective, Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce, Carolina Small Business Development Fund, Purchasing Department, City of Rocky Mount, Small Business Administration, NC Triangle Office, Small Business and Technology Development Center, National Institute of Minority Economic Development, Small Business Advisors and Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.

“We are excited that the Better Business Resource Fair will be offering unique door prizes. The event is free, but registration is required which automatically enters attendees into the drawing. You must be present to win,” Armstead said. Door prizes include a $500 cash prize, accounting, legal, and marketing consultations, a financial analysis, Chamber of Commerce memberships and a Constant Contact email marketing subscription.

The Better Business Resource Fair is made possible through the support of NC IDEA and the participating business service providers. The deadline to register is Monday, November 28. For more information or to register, visit