HUB Services

HUB Services

If you are interested in learning more about the Fayetteville-Cumberland Regional Entrepreneur & Business HUB (FSU HUB) and how we can help your business succeed, we encourage you to reach out to us. Our team is always happy to answer any questions you may have and provide more information about our programs and services. Don't hesitate to contact us today to start your entrepreneurial journey!

Specialized Certifications

The Fayetteville-Cumberland Regional Entrepreneurial Business HUB (FSU HUB) offers underrepresented business owners the ability to obtain the formal status of their diversity through various certifications. Certification allows businesses to bid on contracts as a diverse vendor in both the private and the public sectors.

Financial & Bonding Assistance

FSU HUB provides a no cost financial assistance service and referrals to surety companies when bonding capacity is needed on public or private jobs.

Capital Access Support

FSU HUB helps your business be “loan ready” to acquire capital to fund your business needs.

Business Development

FSU HUB provides training, tools, and resources to move your business forward. Whether you are considering opening another location, diversifying your revenue streams, developing advanced marketing techniques, or creating a strategic plan.

Technology Access

FSU HUB offers access to laptops, smart boards, state-of -the-art projectors and specialized construction software.

Marketing Support

FSU HUB provides marketing assistance to help you market and promote your small business through training workshops and business advising.

Maker Space

Bring your ideas to life with our 3D printers and prepare to bid on projects utilizing the plotter.

Service Areas


Bladen County
Cumberland County
Columbus County
Harnett County
Hoke County

Moore County
Richmond County
Robeson County
Sampson County
Scotland County

EDA University Center

Dr. Tamara Colvin, Director
For assistance, please contact Peyton Lucas at 910-672-1384 or /services, or Rebecca Sappington at 910-672-1384 or /services

EDA University Center

Fayetteville-Cumberland Regional Entrepreneur & Business HUB provides impactful support to small, disadvantaged business enterprises, minority, women-owned and veteran-owned businesses that wish to create and grow profitable and sustainable business ventures. Fayetteville State University’s EDA University Center will facilitate the creation of jobs and the start of new businesses and assist in developing a robust and vibrant regional economic ecosystem. A significant focus of Fayetteville State University’s EDA University Center is to drive improved capacity of under-represented contractors throughout economically challenged eastern North Carolina to secure and implement major construction contracts in the six-county region.

The EDA University Center at Fayetteville State University serves Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Robeson, and Sampson.

Small Business Technology Development Center

Joseph James, Ph.D.
SBTDC Cape Fear Region Director
Email: /services

Small Business Technology Development Center

The SBTDC provides management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses. Most of our services are free of charge, and all are confidential. By providing entrepreneurs with the tools, they need to build and grow successful businesses, the SBTDC positively impacts NC’s economy.

The SBTDC at Fayetteville State University serves the Cape Fear Region including Cumberland, Robeson, Bladen, Moore, Richmond, Scotland, Sampson, Harnett, and Hoke counties. Visit for more details.

Veterans Business Outreach Center at Fayetteville State University

Robin Livingston, Director
Coverage Area: North Carolina | (910) 672-2683 | /services

Veterans Business Outreach Center at Fayetteville State University

The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) program is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, and resource partner referrals to transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard & Reserve members, and military spouses interested in starting or growing a small business. The VBOC at Fayetteville State University serves North Carolina. If you are looking for an SBA partner in a different region, please visit the Office of Veterans Business Development.

Services provided:

  • Access to Capital Through Lender Referrals
  • Business Seminars, Webinars, & Workshops
  • Boots to Business | Boots to Business Reboot Training
  • Business Plan Resources & Development
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Resources Partner Referrals
  • Tailored Business Counseling

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