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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!

Saturday, May 09, 2015 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets are “intellectual property” - referring to products that come from the creative mind. Intellec tual property is imagination made real and is an asset just like your home, your car, or your bank account. Like other kinds of property, intellectual property needs protection from theft a nd misuse. This informative seminar will provide direction for business owners organizations and individuals, guidelines to help protect what is rig htfully yours.
Speaker: Sam Gore, Towards a Fruitful Ministry

Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
There are steps to successfully start a new business. Learn what considerations must be made and how to take actions to improve your chances. 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
Thursday, April 30, 2015 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Make money selling on eBay! Attend this seminar and hear an overview how to become an eBay entrepreneur today or expand your current Ebay business. Topics covered include site restrictions, security, requirements, and much more.
Speaker: Phyllis Sneed
Thursday, May 07, 2015 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
This workshop is designed to help men and women desiring to start a new salon, beauty shop, spa and/or barber shop business. The training includes insight, benefits and strategies to help an entrepreneur plan a business opening. Discussions will include: - What skills and funds will be needed to start the business - How to survey your marketing region to find potential long term customers, creating many profit centers (revenue generators) for the new business - How to create business and marketing plans while using the guide lines booklet provided at the seminar - Start-up costs associated with minimum shop furniture, equipment, tools, and materials
Speaker: Steve Carver, Fast Forward Services

Business Basics

Tuesday, June 02, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 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.


Tuesday, May 05, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Now more than ever, having good credit is important in being able to obtain a business or personal loan. Credit scores are also important in determining interest rates of loans, insurance premiums and deposits required for phone and utility services. 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. Students will learn the legal tricks to raise credit scores simply by the way they use credit cards, treat inquiries, make payments, and carry balances. Call 910-879-5572 or register online
Speaker: Bob Moore
Saturday, May 09, 2015 10:45 AM to 1:15 PM
The definition of embezzlement varies slightly from state to state, but in general it refers to the wrongful conversion of property that is lawfully in your possession. The idea is that someone has legal control or custody of property or funds, and then decides to convert the property or funds to his or her own personal use. Most people who embezzle funds insist that they intended to pay the money back and were simply “borrowing” the funds temporarily. An intent to pay back embezzled funds is not a defense to the crime of embezzlement. Most employees who embezzle funds plan on repaying fully before anyone suspects what has happened. One can only imagine how many such schemes actually work without anyone knowing about it. The courts are not persuaded by the claims of embezzlers that they intended to fully pay back the funds they misappropriated. The crime is complete when the embezzler misappropriates the funds to his or her own personal use. This seminar will provide critical information on how to prevent embezzlement by looking at distinct areas of HOW DOES EMBEZZLEMENT HAPPEN? WHY DOES EMBEZZLEMENT OCCUR? HOW CAN YOU REDUCE THE RISK OF EMBEZZLEMENT ? PLAN NOW TO ATTEND THIS INFORMATIVE SEMINAR... “IT SIMPLY MAKES CENTS!”
Speaker: Sam Gore, Towards a Fruitful Ministry
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7418 NC Hwy 41 W
Dublin, NC 28332

Building Two

upstairs Suite 215

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