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Bladen Community College- Building 2, Room 203
Building Two

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!

Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Join us at this two-hour seminar designed to provide basic information to individuals who are thinking about starting a business. This information includes business planning, financing, licensing, and evaluating one’s entrepreneurial aptitude. Attendees will be given packets of information that will allow them to begin the process of starting a business.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM, 1 sessions ending Sunday, September 19
Are you exploring financial options for starting or maintaining a small business? If so, this is a seminar that you don’t want to miss! Learn what information it takes to get funding for your business. Topics to be explored include the importance of a strong business plan, lender financing options, SBA loan processes, and tips for grant research and writing. This seminar is a must for the savvy business owner!This seminar is perfect to follow up with other SBC workshops. You may also receive free counseling to follow up as well.

Managing Employees

Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Managing employees effectively is important to your business success! This seminar will cover: * How to find good people * How to bring them on board * How to motivate, rewards, and discipline * What to do if you have to let them go for cause or for financial reasons.

Customer Relations

Thursday, September 07, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
These days, businesses will not survive for long without great customer service. Find out what you need to do to keep your current customers happy, attract new ones and keep both groups coming back. We’ll discuss some of the typical reasons why customers leave and what you can do. We’ll look at customer service from different perspectives and share stories – the good, the bad and the ugly. You’ll leave with skills to improve customer relationships, build customer loyalty and increase sales.
Speaker: Don Spry, SBA
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
New customers are a major part of business growth. Participants will learn how to identify their ideal client, and how to reach, capture and keep them.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

Business Accounting and Budget

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
If you want to succeed in business, you need to know about financial management. No matter how skilled you are at creating a product, providing a service, or marketing your wares, the money you earn will slip between your fingers if you don't know how to efficiently collect it, keep track of it, save it and spend or invest it wisely. This seminar will help current or future business owners understand what they need to record and how to do it properly.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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7418 NC Hwy 41 W
Dublin, NC 28332

Building Two

upstairs Suite 203

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