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Alamance Community College Small Business Center
Dillingham Center

Phone: 336 506-4311
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Looking to increase sales and profits in your business? Wanting to expand your current operations to multiple locations? Considering launching the new enterprise you have wanted to pursue for years? Wondering whether to purchase that existing business now on the market?  Contact the Small business Center at Alamance Community college for direction, education and professional counseling. The Small Business Center is part of the statewide Small Business Center Network (
SBCN).  Funded through our local community college system, the Small Business Center’s Mission is to support the viability and growth of existing small business and to foster the creation of sustainable new enterprise. The result enhances economic development in Alamance County.  This mission is accomplished by offering high quality support to small business owners and to all who are serious and determined about the creation of new business enterprise.

We invite you to utilize our wide array of small business resources that are proven to guide entrepreneurs in the successful development, growth and harvesting of profitable businesses. 

The Dillingham Center
1304 Plaza Drive
Burlington North Carolina, 27215

Web Site:  Small Business Center, Alamance Community College
Thomasine Lewis, Administrative Assistant (336) 506-4311
Ervin L. Allen, Jr., Director (336) 506-4312

“We Collaborate With You for Small Business Success TODAY!” 



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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Learn how credit reports are used in the underwriting of business loans. Learn how to apply common business practices and tools to help in proper credit reporting. Develop strategies to build or improve business credit, protect from credit-related scams, and know what to do if your business becomes a victim.
Speaker: Paul Licary, Woodforest National Bank

Managing a Business

Monday, December 11, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
A high percentage of small businesses fail or struggle by the end of their first year. Everyone starts off with a passion and excitement about their product or service and think it's "the greatest thing since sliced bread". Within a short time, as things don't quite go as they hoped, they begin to lose their drive and enthusiasm. Find out what the "10 Most Common Mistakes" are and how to correct them.
Speaker: Brian Azar

Marketing and Sales

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Learn how to create a marketing strategy that supports your business goals. This seminar will cover some of the best free marketing tools. We will also cover other good very low-cost aids. You will explore creative ways to promote your business without breaking the bank or your budget.
Speaker: Melissa Terrell, Women's Business Center


On Demand, available until December 31
HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) is a global program that offers aspiring entrepreneurs and small business-owners valuable business skills. HP LIFE offers participants a path to realizing their business dreams. The NC Small Business Center Network, in partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), is pleased to offer this innovative program to NC entrepreneurs and small business owners free of charge! This program is self-paced, making it possible for more aspiring entrepreneurs to participate. All you have to do is register to start.
Speaker: Various
Location: Online
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1304 Plaza Drive
Burlington, NC, 27215
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