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CFCC Downtown Campus
SBC & Continuing Education (Building U - Union Station)

Phone: 910-362-7216
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The Small Business Center at CFCC provides free and confidential counseling to people who are exploring the opportunity to open their own business. We also provide counseling and advice to existing small businesses at their request.

In addition, we offer 60-70 free seminars on many varied business topics targeted towards potential or existing entrepreneurs.

Our web site, allows you to request counseling (or see link below), as well as see and register for all of our upcoming seminars.  

There are also links to many helpful business topics and other resources for your use as well. 

Online Request for Counseling


Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
ROOM U-529 Can you still start a business on a limited budget? Could you start a business for $100? Could a limited budget business lead to bigger dollars, more fun and, maybe, a new future? YES! There are lots of small businesses you can create without having a lot of startup dollars. Tons of business ideas are right in front of you; in your home, yard, hobbies, or past or current work experiences. In this seminar participants will discover: • How to find the business that fits you • Where to find resources to get started (easy ways to get a little bit of money) • How to plan your small business like a big business • The Five Resources everyone has to work with • How to turn your little business into a bigger business
Speaker: Mike Collins
Thursday, January 25, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Room U-529 Learn the basic skills and strategies needed to start and run a successful sustainable small business organization. The session includes discussions about creating business models, pricing strategies, ownership and stock issues, profit centers and branding. Get tips about market surveying, Internet commerce, making ads pay for themselves.
Speaker: Steve Carver
Thursday, February 01, 2018 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
ROOM U-529 Learn the fundamentals of selecting the right profit centers for a small business. Business planning details and components will be discussed. Study important strategies to help every small business earn more profits. The small business owner will enhance their marketing, surveying, forecasting, pricing and risk management skills.
Speaker: Steve Carver

Business Basics

Friday, January 12, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
ROOM U-529 This seminar is designed for small business owners who are open to learning simple, yet effective ways to make massive changes in their businesses. You’d better come thirsty because this is going to like “drinking from a fire hose of business knowledge!” You will walk away with a notebook full of action items that you can immediately implement into your business. The content is loaded with fresh information, case studies, and best practices that will empower you to take immediate action on the things that you will learn.
Speaker: Reggie Shropshire
Friday, February 09, 2018 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
ROOM U-529 Do you have the Mindset of a Booming Business Owner? How you think determines your results! Learn invaluable tips and begin thinking outside of the box to transform your business and achieve extraordinary results!
Speaker: Reggie Shropshire

Managing a Business

Friday, December 08, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
ROOM S-002 >> Final session of a 4-part series. An incredible 2018 isn't going to happen if you just wing it. The first step in building an incredible 2018 is putting a massive plan for growth in place. This seminar is designed to teach business owners the framework & action steps to building a massive plan of action. At the end of the seminar, you will identify untapped areas of potential that exist in your business, growth strategies and tactics to develop a checklist of action steps that you will need to put together a simple put powerful plan to make 2018 your BEST YEAR EVER. FREE
Speaker: Reggie Shropshire, ActionCOACH

Business Accounting and Budget

Monday, January 22, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
ROOM U-529 An extensive overview for small business owners of the desktop software that covers: features & benefits; navigation, implementation costs, time-saving and convenience features, reporting and tax compliance features, pitfalls, learning curve, bank feeds. Gives small business owners a head start on the learning curve; also provides small business with a reality check on the D-I-Y accounting process and what to expect.
Speaker: Semone Brisson
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