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Bladen Community College
Building Two-upstairs Suite 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!

Start-up Assistance

Thursday, March 19, 2015 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
What would be the best small business for you to start right now? Would it be a service, retail, manufacturing or direct marketing Business ? The program will focus on three areas: How to create a business idea that fits you “Hot” businesses that will grow in coming years. The program will list over 30 types of businesses with growth potential. 5 easy-to-use steps to starting a business. If you think the time is right for you to start a business, you’re right! This program will help you get started in the right way.
Speaker: Mike Collins, the PerfectWorkday Company
Thursday, March 26, 2015 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Explore the opportunities to complete high dollar landscape design and installations, and learn about eight other related profit centers including lawn maintenance. Get details of equipment needs, costs, giving estimates, financing, personnel, insurance, and more!
Speaker: Steve Carver, Fast Forward Services
Thursday, April 02, 2015 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
When you start any kind of eatery business, you must have a detailed business plan. Many factors have to be considered. Learn how to resolve important issues such as leases, equipment, licensing permits, health department inspections, menu selections, parking, traffic issues, local competition, hospitality procedures, funding issues and selecting a name for your business. Learn how to establish fair portion sizes and fair prices while providing excellent customer service in order to keep your customers coming back.
Speaker: Steve Carver, Fast Forward Services
Thursday, April 09, 2015 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
There is a tremendous interest coming from our communities of wanting to know how to form a non-profit business. Careful consideration should be given to this quest and much attention needs to be given to the proper steps to take. Failure to do so could result in with serious consequences for individuals as well as becoming detrimental to the original cause for which the non-profit was designed. If you are considering stating a non-profit business, please plan to attend this very informative seminar. Participants will discover: •Basics on what a non-profit business is •Refine the definition of a non-profit •Issues to consider before starting a non-profit •Key steps in forming a non-profit
Speaker: Sam Gore, Towards a Fruitful Ministry
Thursday, April 16, 2015 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Topics will include how to start your organization, select the type of business where you will have the best chance to succeed, recruit help, and avoid pitfalls in residential and commercial settings. This 360 Management training segment focuses on the up front investments needed to start a company, small or large. The basic fundamentals of your investments, time, and return on investment are explained. Equipment needs, cost of the equipment estimates, financing options and insurance issues are discussed. How to bidquote prospect homes, jobs, contracts, and opportunities will be addressed. Enter this field with your eyes wide open and know up front what it will take to suit your needs and expectations.
Speaker: Steve Carver, Fast Forward Services
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
1. Discussing and understanding the project logic model 2. Proposal; using the correct format in writing the grant 3. Provider: knowing where to look for the provider that’s right for you. Speaker(s): Sam Gore, Towards a Fruitful Ministry Price: Free
Speaker: Sam Gore, Towards a Fruitful Ministry
Thursday, April 23, 2015 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
This seminar has been designed to teach you how to intertwine your creativity with the world of business. Regardless of your medium – visual, literary, music, dance, or film – this seminar will give you the tools to bridge the gap between what your already know about how to find clients and produce saleable art and what you need to know to operate the business side of your studio successfully. Annette Dunlap, MBA, has been a freelance writer for over 30 years and is the author of two published books. During this seminar she will share her knowledge of how she applied her business experiences to the world of art with measurable success.
Speaker: Annette Dunlap
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7418 NC Hwy 41 W
Dublin, NC 28332

Building Two

upstairs Suite 215

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