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The Murchsion Road Community Farmers Market (MRCFM) started by local Fayetteville State University's students in May 2014. The market serves the local food dessert that is surrounded around the Murchison Road community. MRCFM includes local produce, honey, and herbs vendors. For more information visit website at

Location: Bronco Square 1047 Murchison Rd Fayetteville NC 28301

Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm every Wednesday

*Runs through the middle of May and until the end of November*

Free SPIN Farming Workshop

Learn how to generate BIG PROFITS from SMALL Backyard Plots with limited funds!

When: Saturday October 17, 2015Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Where: Spencer Family Farms 1532 Lillington Hwy, Spring Lake, NC 28390

Featured Expert: Biodynamic SPIN Farmer Linda Borghi.

For more info and to register for this event click HERE.

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Veterans Business Outreach Center at Fayetteville State University


 Upcoming Events


To register for the FREE workshops: Contact Sarah Espinosa at or call 910-672-2683.

Starting or Growing a Veteran-Owned Business

Sign up forBoots to Business Reboot, an entrepreneurship training program for veterans and their spouses.

October 20, 2015 

8:30am - 3:30pm
Fayetteville State University
Shaw Auditorium

Free One Day Class!About Boots to Business Reboot: Boots to Business Reboot is a two part training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge on the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private sector resources.

See Flyer Reboot_Flyer3

Credit Workshop

The Veterans Business Outreach Center at Fayetteville State University is hosting a Credit Workshop.


November 5, 2015 - FREE Workshop "How to Raise Your Credit Score Over 740 Points"

6pm - 9pm
Fayetteville State University
SBE 140

See More: Credit_Flyer

The Best Small Business to Start

Thinking about starting Your business? Attend this Free Workshop!!

Tuesday December 1, 2015 

6pm - 9pm
Fayetteville State University
Shaw Auditorium

Presenter: Mike Collins

Description: This fun workshop will teach you how to start a great business in 2016! Mike Collins is a president of the Perfect Workday Company based in the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina. Mike is a renown entrepreneurial business speaker frequently featured throughout the United States.

The program will focus on four areas:

  1. How to create a business idea that fits you.
  2. Business you can start for under $100.
  3. "Hot" business that will grow in the coming years - over 30 business types with growth potential.
  4. 5 easy steps to starting YOUR business.

See More: Best_Business_Flyer




Growing Your Food Business


A Workshop for Food Entrepreneurs

Who: Food Entrepreneurs who have recently started or are thinking of starting a food business

When: Thursday, November 5, 2015

Where: Wake County Ag Auditorium, Wake County Center, 4001-E Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610

Cost: The workshop is free, but seating is very limited, so Pre-Registration is required. 

Registration Deadline is October 29, 2015 


8:30 - 9: Check-in and Networking

9:00 -9:45: Financial Savvy for Food Entrepreneurs

Find out what you need to do to get a lender interested in your business and learn about special loan programs that can help you grow your business.

10:00 - 10:45: Marketing Opportunities with NC Department of Agriculture

NCDA offers opportunities throughout the year to meet directly with supermarket and food service buyers, reach the public, and export your product. Find out how we can help you grow your business.

11:00 - 11:45: Trademarks and Branding

Find out everything you need to know about what it takes to trademark your product, what protections trademarks provide, and how you can protect your brand identity.

12:00 - 12:45: Food Safety and Recall Prevention

Get updates on the status of the Food Safety and Modernization Act and tips on protecting yourself from a food products recall.

12:45 - 1:00: Wrap-up and Adjourn

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