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Bladen Community College
Building Two-upstairs Room 203
Dublin, NC

Phone: 910.879.5572
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The Small Business Center Network, comprised of 58 Small Business Centers throughout North Carolina, supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses by being a community-based provider of training, counseling, and resource information.

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Twice a year, the center offers the following “How to” seminars:

Start a Business - Learn the basics to getting your business up and running

Write a Business Plan - blueprint for your business; most lenders require one

Market Your Business - techniques that will get your business noticed

Taxes and Record-keeping - ins and outs of the how and why on records

Financing and Funding Your Business - how to get the money you need


Contact the Small Business Center:

Todd Lyden, Director
7418 NC Hwy 41W | Dublin, NC 28332
Email:  tlyden@bladencc.edu 
Phone: 910.879.5572
Fax: 910.879.5569

Bladen Community College-  an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution

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Events

Please register online for any of the following NO COST seminars!

Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
This highly researched seminar will focus on the demographic data of the area as provided by City-Data.com. Seminar will focus on trends, data, and information useful to grow or start business in your area. Will look at specific examples and highlight other research tools to assist in developing a plan.
Saturday, June 24, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This seminar will cover: - What are drones/unmanned aerial vehicles/systems? - Where is the marketing going for drones? - What do I need to know before I start? - How do I build it?
Speaker: Air Probe UAV

Managing a Business

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
There are literally hundreds of threats that can affect a small business. A new big box store competitor, key employees leaving, rising gas prices, recessions, health problems, new legislation and the list goes on and on. Most existing and new business owners either lack the ability or never "slow down" long enough to identify possible internal and external threats to their businesses. Often, by the time a threat is realized, damage to the business has occurred. This seminar will reveal many common threats small businesses face, assist entrepreneurs in learning how to determine if possible threats currently exist or if they could exist in the near future and most importantly, how to avoid these threats. Insure the success and sustainability of your business by gaining the information presented in this seminar.

Customer Relations

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
This livestream broadcast from Google's California headquarters will take a deeper look at the evolving "local" landscape of online search. We’ll talk about how this shift will impact businesses, and we’ll share some Google tools that can help them stay ahead of the curve.

Marketing and Sales

Thursday, June 08, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Events can establish your credibility, help you meet new prospects, network with current customers and allies, and even practice new sales techniques. Event visitors come specifically because of their connection to your market so you are meeting fewer suspects and more prospects. However, shows and exhibits can a terrible waste of time and money if you do not create a workable plan and execute it. In “NEVER MEET A STRANGER: MARKETING FOR EVENTS, TRADE SHOWS AND EXPOS ,” you will learn: - How to determine your networking and show mission - How to integrate networking with your ongoing marketing - How to create the most effective type of booth and exhibit - When and when not to offer a prize - How to turn trade show contacts into sales - How to tell the suspects from the prospects - How to follow-up after the event - How to work an event if you are not exhibiting Presenter Mike Collins is one of the most frequently featured business seminar presenters in the Southeastern United States. He is an expert in low-cost marketing and presents over 100 programs a year for a variety of business, educational and association clients.
Speaker: Mike Collins

HP LIFE

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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Location

7418 NC Hwy 41 W
Dublin, NC 28332

Building Two

upstairs Suite 215

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