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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, October 10, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 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

Start-up Assistance

Thursday, October 15, 2015 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
How to Grow a Business as a Self-Published Author is designed to help writers understand and navigate the complex world of book publishing and marketing. The workshop is designed to help attendees make sound business decisions about choosing a publisher, developing a publicity program, and setting up a marketing budget. Annette Dunlap, MBA, has over 30 years experience in marketing and business planning. She is also a published author of two books, with a third book due out in August 2016 and a fourth book under contract. Her books have given her the opportunity to appear on nationwide television. She shares the lessons she has learned about the ins and outs of the publishing world.
Speaker: Annette Dunlap
Thursday, November 12, 2015 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Do you lay awake at night and dream of owning your own business? Are you convinced that you can make more money as a business owner than you can by working for someone else? Every new business starts as someone’s dream, and the key to success is finding out how to make the dream profitable and successful. Annette Dunlap, MBA, has operated several different businesses – some successful, some not – and she will share tips on how to decide whether your business idea will keep you in business.
Speaker: Annette Dunlap

Business Basics

Monday, November 02, 2015 4:00 PM to 6:30 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. Call 910-879-5572


Monday, October 12, 2015 4:00 PM to 6:30 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, November 10, 2015 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Build your marketing plan by identifying marketing elements, segmenting target markets and developing strategies to reach your customers. This seminar is perfect to follow up with other SBC workshops. You may also receive free counseling to follow up as well.
Saturday, November 14, 2015 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Information gained during this seminar could literally prevent your organization from having to dissolve. Courts have determined that churches will be held to the same standard as other nonprofit groups that work with children... Boy and Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Club, etc. Be sure your organization leaders attend this seminar. You will be carefully guided on the risk issues facing non-profits and how they can show “reasonable care” in preventing accidents, abuse and other issues from occurring. QUESTIONS ARE ON THE INCREASE • WHAT LAWS APPLY TO CHURCHES? • IS THE CHURCH LIABLE IF HIRED OR VOLUNTEER STAFF ABUSE A CHILD? • AT WHAT POINT SHOULD THE CHURCH DO A BACKGROUND CHECK ON POTENTIAL PERSONNEL OR VOLUNTEERS? • IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIRED STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS?
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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