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

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, www.cfcc.edu/sbc 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. 













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Events

Business Basics

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
ROOM U-529 The U.S. Small Business Administration provides a variety of resources to assist small businesses. This course will help you gain knowledge that may help you grow your own small business opportunities through SBA programs and partnerships in your area. In this overview of the SBA, earn about SBA alternative capital lending programs, how to qualify for lending assistance, natural disaster preparation and lending, take advantage of SBA managed procurement programs (HUBZONE and 8a) to help market your business to the federal government for women, minority owned, disabled veterans, and those lacking net worth of under $250k. The Small Business Administration can help! FREE
Speaker: Don Spry, SBA
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
ROOM S-002 This seminar is designed for new and established business owners. A business plan can be the most important tool for a small business owner. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. FREE
Speaker: Roxanne Reed

Financing

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
ROOM SA-124 *Lunch Provided* Let's face it, small businesses still have a difficult time raising capital. For start-ups it is almost impossible, especially from traditional lending sources. This event will bring together several non-traditional lending sources for business owners to meet and discuss how they can meet their capital needs. Join us (TD Bank, Small Business Administration, Carolina Small Business Development Fund and the Small Business Center) for lunch and explore capital access options for small businesses. We will answer these frequently asked questions: What can I use the money for? What if I have questionable credit? What are the loan application requirements? Learn about the many capital funding options that are available to small businesses in our area. The panelists will also discuss traditional, alternative, and entrepreneur forms of capital as well as options for women and minority owned businesses. FREE
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
ROOM U-529 Once you have a good idea how much time and investment capital your new business will require, consider the options on where to find the needed funds while keeping your long term debt as low as possible. The workshop’s focus is about “bootstrapping”; self-fundraising; using old assets to produce new capital; family / friends borrowing tips and preparing to visit the bankers. Primary borrowing tips and information about promissory notes will be discussed. A must seminar for new business ventures or those thinking of starting a business. FREE
Speaker: Steve Carver
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
ROOM U-529 *Lunch Provided* Let's face it, small businesses still have a difficult time raising capital. For start-ups it is almost impossible, especially from traditional lending sources. This event will bring together several non-traditional lending sources for business owners to meet and discuss how they can meet their capital needs. Join us (TD Bank, Small Business Administration, Carolina Small Business Development Fund and the Small Business Center) for lunch and explore capital access options for small businesses. We will answer these frequently asked questions: What can I use the money for? What if I have questionable credit? What are the loan application requirements? Learn about the many capital funding options that are available to small businesses in our area. The panelists will also discuss traditional, alternative, and entrepreneur forms of capital as well as options for women and minority owned businesses. FREE

Managing a Business

Friday, October 06, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
ROOM U-529 >> Second session of 4-part series Discover the GOLD MINE that exists within your business by learning a powerful yet simple formula that will help business owners exponentially increase sales and profits. From there you will learn strategies and tactics that you can use to build a customized profit building action plan for your business. If increased cash flow is a priority in your business, this seminar will be a game changer. FREE
Speaker: Reggie Shropshire, ActionCOACH
Friday, November 03, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
ROOM U-529 >> Third session of a 4-part series. Growing a business is one of the toughest and trickiest paths that a business owner can take. It is full of roadblocks, landmines, and setbacks that can be limiting and often fatal. In this seminar, you will learn some of the pitfalls to avoid as well as the path to success, growth, and sustainability. The roadmap you will be offered will include the strategies, tactics, tools, and mindset that you need to accelerate the progress of your journey. FREE
Speaker: Reggie Shropshire, ActionCOACH
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Wilmington, NC 28401
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