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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, January 12, 2016 2:30 PM to 4:30 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. Call to Pre-register: 910-879-5572

Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, December 01, 2015 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Let 2016 be the year you pursue your dream of starting a small business. This basic webinar discusses essential startup steps, legal business structures, regulations and licensing, key issues that affect your business success, and common pitfalls entrepreneurs face. A must for first-time small business owners!

Business Basics

Saturday, December 19, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Every business needs as many manageable revenue generators as possible. Surveying and selecting the best revenue sources for a business is critical for its survival. Helping you to find the right profit centers to increase sales without driving up overhead cost is the primary goal of this session.
Speaker: Steve Carver


Tuesday, December 08, 2015 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Learn how to get the money you need! This course will assist you in understanding the basic financial information necessary for starting a business or expanding one. 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, January 12, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
In this seminar we will discuss the history of credit scoring, how to read a credit report and what factors are used in calculating your FICO or Beacon score. This seminar will also include information about the importance of maintaining good credit and the positive financial consequences it produces.

Managing a Business

Thursday, February 04, 2016 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
This seminar is strongly recommended for business owners and entrepreneurs who want to learn how enhanced negotiating tactics and professional forecasting strategies can generate more inventory turns and highly successful seasonal product promotions to increase the profits of any business venture. Discover how to develop your business skills in these very important areas to help you develop better relationships with your customers that will allow your business to be more successful.

Tax Planning

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
To successfully operate your business, you need to understand Federal and State Tax Reporting Requirements. This workshop includes: •Applying for a Federal Identification Number (FEIN), •Forms of Business Organizations, •Choosing a Paid Tax Preparer, •Keeping Good Business Records, •Accounting Methods, •Bookkeeping Systems, •Understanding the Form 1040 Schedule C. 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
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7418 NC Hwy 41 W
Dublin, NC 28332

Building Two

upstairs Suite 215

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