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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
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, January 24, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
THIS SEMINAR WILL BE PRESENTED IN SPANISH ESTE SEMINARIO SERÁ PRESENTADO EN ESPAÑOL Comprender los fundamentos de la creación de una empresa en este seminario que te lleva desde la idea a la oportunidad. Aprender estrategias clave para la puesta en marcha, financiación y comercialización, así como información importante sobre cuestiones legales, licencias, zonificación, operaciones, y mucho más. Darse cuenta de la importancia de una auto-evaluación y la forma de evaluar la viabilidad de su idea de negocio. Descubre los recursos disponibles para ayudarle a iniciar y operar su negocio con éxito. Understanding the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from the idea to the opportunity. Learn key strategies for implementation, financing and marketing as well as important information on legal issues, licenses, zoning, operations, and more. Realizing the importance of self-evaluation and how to assess the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and operate your business successfully.
Saturday, January 28, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Bring your board members, or potential board members, directors and volunteers. Issues covered during our time together will include . . . Grant Writing 101 1. Planning; deciding what type of grant is needed 2. Preparation; gathering all the information needed to include in a grant 3. Introduction to a Project Logic Model used in present grant proposals.
Monday, January 30, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thursday, February 23, 2017 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This seminar has been created for those individuals who are thinking about starting and operating their own business; however, they do not know if they have the personality, drive, creativity, adaptability, and a host of other talents and attributes that comprise a successful entrepreneur. During this seminar, attendees will honestly assess “themselves” to discover their strengths and weaknesses; wherefrom, they can make an informed decision on whether to move forward. The seminar will also incorporate various exercises and “role playing” events where the attendee will be faced with realistic challenges encountered by entrepreneurs. Attendees will have to determine or design a solution. Attendees will also be given the opportunity to present their business “ideas” and will be shown various ways they can determine if the idea is feasible and viable.
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Location

7418 NC Hwy 41 W
Dublin, NC 28332

Building Two

upstairs Suite 215

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