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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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Monday, May 01, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This course will show attendees how to create and share their business via video. Many applications can be used to get your message out there. Find the right combination using: Periscope, YouTube, Animoto, and other apps to show people what your business is all about.
Speaker: Chisa Pennix-Brown, Lady Bizness
Monday, May 15, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
MailChimp is an online template newsletter/email service that business owners can use to connect with their target audience. This interactive workshop will help you: · Set up your own branded templates · Separate contacts into lists · Integrate your online information into social media · Build a list that enables to you solicit business
Speaker: Chisa Pennix-Brown, Lady Bizness

Business Accounting and Budget

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
What is a balance sheet and what is an income statement? What do the numbers mean? Do you know how to read these numbers to truly understand the condition of your business? You will learn basic financial terminology, what numbers you need to understand most and what role an accountant and a lawyer should play in helping you grow and control your business. Find out what laws are needed and your local and regional statutes.
Speaker: Chisa Pennix-Brown, Lady Bizness

Marketing and Sales

Monday, May 01, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Marketing can be a challenge for small businesses. Discover how to most effectively and efficiently market your business and events. Gain insights to understand and reach your customer and differentiate between branding, advertising, and grassroots marketing techniques to create a tangible plan.
Speaker: Chisa Pennix-Brown, Lady Bizness
Monday, May 15, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
All businesses should host events, but how do you get people to notice them? This lively presentation will provide a blueprint with a variety of on online sites that can enhance the look of your event, make registration easier, and aid you in enhancing your email list. Using the 90 Day Focus methodology you will find event planning much easier after this course and see what type of events are best for your business.
Speaker: Chisa Pennix-Brown, Lady Bizness


On Demand, available until June 30
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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Burlington, NC, 27215
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