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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
Email:  tlyden@bladencc.edu 
Phone: 910.879.5572
Fax: 910.879.5569

Bladen Community College-  an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution

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Events

Please register online for any of the following NO COST seminars!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
What federal and state taxes must small business owners deal with? Identify the records needing to be kept, for how long, how they are to be maintained and best format to do so. Tax implications covered. Participants will work through the various records in the normal bookkeeping cycle. This seminar is perfect to follow up with other SBC workshops. You may also receive free counseling to follow up as well.
Tuesday, August 25, 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. Call to Pre-register: 910-879-5572
Thursday, September 03, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The customer is neither disgruntled nor difficult, just dissatisfied. Effective customer service IS customer satisfaction. Learn how to use active listening as a communication tool that resolves customer concerns and keeps your customer coming back. A great workshop for any small business owner or entrepreneur interested in improving "people skills." Pre-register by calling 910-879-5572
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 6:30 PM to 9:00 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.
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

Tuesday, September 08, 2015 2:30 PM to 4:30 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
Monday, September 14, 2015 4:00 PM to 6:30 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
Speaker: Steve Carver
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Location

7418 NC Hwy 41 W
Dublin, NC 28332

Building Two

upstairs Suite 215

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