The Thomas Center helps start-ups and small businesses whether in the early stages of ideation, simulation, and prototyping, or later stages of strategic planning and execution.
The Thomas Center is also dedicated to developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem in southeastern North Carolina and to creating an environment of growth and prosperity in the local community.
In addition to its educational and networking events – which are open to local entrepreneurs and general public – The Thomas Center also offers:
Our consultants utilize a three-step methodology that takes the client from concept qualification and feasibility to finance, marketing, and management controls, concluding with a well thought out and supported business plan.
“The Incubator has provided me with opportunities to be more involved in the community and also a platform to expand my business. The Center is a nurturing environment that has helped connect me with like-minded individuals which continues to help strengthen my network.”
“The Incubator helped streamline processes for my business such as having the right demographics, making sure my target market is identified, and finding my source of lending. They helped educate me on the issues that will hamper me from opening, making sure that my numbers worked, and knowing what it takes to have my doors open and operational.”
“Gratitude to Mr. Hall, Mr. Freeman, and Ms. Rogers for continually making our experience at the Incubator a positive one. The Incubator was a big help to us as they provided to us occupational space, alleviated technological issues, and helped build our network with other businesses. The incubator also provided some assistance from UNC Pembroke’s student interns.”
A 12-week, 12-milestone program that helps turn your raw business idea in to a compelling business venture. We focus on qualifying your idea, making sure it is sound and can be delivered. Only after that do we focus on marketing, company structures, and funding. The result is a fully-vetted professional business plan.