CIE Office

General Classroom Building Room 205, 2817 Fort Bragg Rd, Fayetteville NC 28303
Phone Number
Office Hours Monday - Friday
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Director: P. Kent Hill

Launch or grow your Business with the FTCC Profit Exceleration Program™ powered by Growthwheel

  • Focus on the key issues
  • Make smart decisions
  • Take action

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About the Center
Center for innovation

To accelerate entrepreneurship and business growth in the area, FTCC launched the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Since its inception in early 2017, the Center has helped several new businesses to open and existing businesses to expand.

The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (the “CIE”) provides structured systems and support to help entrepreneurs and business owners achieve their business goals quickly and efficiently.
CIE Director, Kent Hill, drew on his experience as an entrepreneur and small business consultant to synchronize the strongest elements of several proven business-building programs to help entrepreneurs and business owners make thoughtful decisions, take action and see results… more quickly and with fewer ‘dead ends’.

The resulting new program, the FTCC Profit Exceleration Program™, makes the start-up or expansion process quicker, more efficient and more productive by breaking the overwhelming ‘to do’ list into individual, prioritized decisions that can you can focus on and resolve quickly and capably. Whether you’re launching a new enterprise or growing an existing business, the FTCC Profit Exceleration Program™ is an affordable and convenient new opportunity to help you succeed.

Ready to Begin or Build Your New Business?

The Program

Details about the inaugural FTCC Profit Exceleration Program™ will be released soon. 

If you would like to be notified of updates and information, please let us know by using the interest form. 

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Meet the Lead Instructor, Kent Hill

The FTCC Profit Exceleration Program™ will be led by Kent Hill, but supported by subject matter experts during the multi-week course. Each member of the team brings unique skills and first-hand experience to mentor participants.

For example, the foundation of Kent Hill’s career was built during his years in the marketing department of The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta. He won recognition and numerous company and industry awards for the innovative and effective sales and marketing campaigns he led.

Kent then took over the reins of a key marketing department at the Kellogg Company headquarters in Battle Creek, Michigan where he introduced several highly successful new programs including sponsorship of the US Olympic Team and a NASCAR race team.

After a few winters in Battle Creek, Kent returned to his Southern roots, earned his MBA at Emory University and bought a boutique consulting firm. For over 15 years, he and his partners helped boost the bottom-line for clients ranging from Coke, Kellogg, CNN and Porsche, to much smaller (but equally invigorating) clients in a wide variety of industries. In his “spare time” he also launched (with partners) several small businesses and taught marketing and entrepreneurship as an Adjunct Professor in the Executive MBA and MBA programs at Stetson, Oglethorpe and Mercer Universities.

After selling the consulting firm, Kent was drawn to FTCC’s Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Small Business by the opportunity to help new and established businesses to flourish, and especially to assist Active Duty Military, Milspouses and Veterans achieve their entrepreneurial dreams.

“Getting to work with entrepreneurs and business owners is an exciting challenge and privilege”, Kent said recently. “I only wish that more business owners would take advantage of the opportunities around them… including very flexible and affordable entrepreneurship support right here in Fayetteville.”