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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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Start-up Assistance

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Many people find working at home the 'ideal arrangement' and decide to set up businesses in their homes. Learn the requirements for getting started with a home-based business, including finding your niche, legal requirements, and developing a business plan.
Speaker: Melissa Terrell, Women's Business Center
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Learn how entrepreneurs and business owners can convert a vague idea into a resource plan. Understand how a business plan helps rnotivate stakeholders to support their business ideas. Understand the importance of personal credit and a healthy relationship with lenders.
Speaker: Paul Licary, Woodforest National Bank

Business Basics

Thursday, October 05, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.
Speaker: Lady Bizness


Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Financing continues to be a challenge for many business owners. Questions range from: - Who will invest in, or loan me money for my business? - What do they need from me? - How will this business make money and will it be enough to pay back a loan or attract an investor? Get to the heart of business financing in this seminar that answers your questions. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of funding sources and how to choose the right one for your needs. Discover the keys to financing success.
Speaker: Lady Bizness
Monday, October 02, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
All small business owners need to track their financial transactions if they want to “stay in business”! It’s vital to have a basic understanding of accounting terms and functions to ensure that you know whether your business is profitable! This workshop will introduce you to the basic language of accounting, familiarize you with the chart of accounts, basics of the general ledger and double entry accounting, along with an introduction to cash and accrual accounting.
Speaker: Janet Ickes
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Learn how to recognize the most common banking services for small businesses, including merchant services, payroll processing, business credit and others. Understand how other small business owners decide which banking services to use. Evaluate the applicability of each banking service to your business needs.
Speaker: Paul Licary, Woodforest National Bank.
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
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1304 Plaza Drive
Burlington, NC, 27215
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