Bladen Community College
Building Two-upstairs Suite 215
The Small Business Center (SBC) supports the growth of existing businesses and the development of new businesses as a community-based provider of training, counseling, and information. The SBC provides:
- Professional training opportunities for small business owners and employees
- Entrepreneurial training for individuals desiring to start a new business
- Low or no-charge seminars, workshops, and short-term courses
- Confidential counseling
- Resource center for assisting business research and problem solving
To receive updates about Bladen SBC, TEXT @sbcn to (910) 863-8953.
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
Bladen Community College- an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution
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Managing a Business
Thursday, March 13, 2014 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Learn what resources exist online and at the library to assist with starting and growing a business!
Speaker: Sherwin Rice, Bladen Community College Library
Thursday, March 27, 2014 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Learn what it takes to buy into a business or if you are looking for the exit strategy, how to sell your business.
Speaker: Gage Bleakley
Thursday, April 10, 2014 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Steve Carver brings his forty-plus years of experience to the Cape Fear Farmers Market and our "Getting Ready for Summer" seminar series.
Learn the tips and tricks for hiring the best people for your small business and then what to do to retain them!
Speaker: Steve Carver, Fast Forward Services
Thursday, April 17, 2014 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Expert speaker on generational differences Emily Ballance returns to explain how the differences in generations plays a role in your small business from work to marketing!
Speaker: Emily Ballance
Thursday, April 24, 2014 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Expert storyteller and speaker Barbara Armstrong White will help hone one of the best marketing tools you have no matter what business you are in: your customer service.
Speaker: Barbara Armstrong White, UCAN Educational Services
Business Accounting and Budget
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Small Business speaker Bob Moore returns for this seminar.
This seminar will cover the history of credit scoring, how to read a credit report, and what factors are used in calculating FICO or Beacon scores. Participants will learn the legal tricks to raise credit scores simply by the way they use credit cards, treat inquiries, make payments, and carry balances.
Speaker: Bob Moore
Cash Flow Management
Thursday, May 01, 2014 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Have you ever thought of being your own boss and starting a small business? Perhaps you have another dream but your debt is out of control and preventing your dream from becoming a reality. Now is the time to learn how to “Be Free From Debt’s Hold…..” How would you like to pay off all your consumer debt, credit cards, car payments, and loans? How would you like to know the exact month and year you could be out of debt, legally and without a tax liability? Now is the time to start living a better life; a life without debt. In this three-hour seminar, you will learn a simple yet effective method to start the process of making yourself debt free! You will also learn about the shams and “quick fixes” that should be avoided and how to properly and legally deal with creditors. Bring a list of your debts with balances and monthly payments and learn how to develop your own debt elimination plan that can be implemented immediately into your lifestyle. You will learn how to control debt, instead of allowing debt to control you! Before you apply for a business loan, consider making that next large purchase or accept a new credit card, take the time to attend this life-changing seminar. Bring a calculator! “The Worst Place You Can Ever Live Is Beyond Your Means!”
Speaker: Bob Moore
7418 NC Hwy 41 W
Dublin, NC 28332
upstairs Suite 215