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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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To receive updates about Bladen SBC, TEXT @sbcn to (910) 984-8069.

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
Phone: 910.879.5572
Fax: 910.879.5569

Bladen Community College-  an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution

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

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Consumers today are looking to experience rural life. Whether picking berries, getting lost in a corn maze, taking a trail ride, or just experiencing what one’s parents or grandparents did, people are turning to rural attractions as tourist destinations. See how agritourism can lead to an exciting new enterprise and learn about local, successful agritourism ventures.

Start-up Assistance

Thursday, February 18, 2016 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Unfortunately, due to a speaker conflict, the seminar on February 18th “How to be a Profitable Artist” has to be cancelled. If it is re-scheduled, we will let you know as soon as possible!
Thursday, April 21, 2016 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Blogging is a great way for a growing business or startup to market themselves online still. Our presenter will help you: determine the concept and tone for your blog, learn how to write interesting copy that educates and entertains readers and creates value for them, how to increase your visibility and attract customers, and how to get your blog out there through your website and other social media venues.
Saturday, April 23, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This seminar is designed to help writers understand and navigate the complex world of book publishing and marketing. The workshop is designed to help attendees make sound business decisions about choosing a publisher, developing a publicity program, and setting up a marketing budget. The presenter is a published author of two books, with a third book due out in August 2016 and a fourth book under contract. Her books have given her the opportunity to appear on nationwide television. She shares the lessons she has learned about the ins and outs of the publishing world.
Thursday, May 05, 2016 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
What would be the best small business for you to start right now? Would it be a service, retail, manufacturing or direct marketing Business? The program will focus on three areas: How to create a business idea that fits you “Hot” businesses that will grow in coming years. The program will list over 30 types of businesses with growth potential. 5 easy-to-use steps to starting a business. If you think the time is right for you to start a business — you’re right! This program will help you get started in the right way.

Business Basics

Tuesday, March 08, 2016 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Learn what bankers and other lenders, vendors, and leaseholders look for in a successful business plan. Use these simple steps to compile your business plan, detail your start-up costs, fully understand your competition, and be prepared to seek financial assistance and/or terms with your vendors. This seminar is perfect to follow up with other SBC workshops. You may also receive free counseling to follow up as well. Call to Pre-register: 910-879-5572


Tuesday, April 12, 2016 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Some of the greatest drains on productivity occur when time is spent on insignificant tasks or trying to figure out what to do. Also, experts estimate that eighty-percent of meeting time is wasted on non-relevant topics. This seminar will expose small business owners to methods of recognizing time wasters and making better use of the time that they have available. Time pressures can often result in considerable stress, too - - - both physical and mental; and it can affect the performance of employees and associates also. Participants will also learn methods of handling and reducing stress.
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7418 NC Hwy 41 W
Dublin, NC 28332

Building Two

upstairs Suite 215

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