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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

Financing

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, 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
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

Tax Planning

Wednesday, December 06, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
ROOM U-529 The NC Department of Revenue (NCDOR) will cover basic requirements to help business owners in North Carolina understand the laws and obligations necessary to be a compliant business. We will review and discuss the following business essentials: • Tax Compliance • Business Registration • Workers' Compensation • Unemployment Insurance • Steps to be "Compliant" with the State At the end of the seminar, there will be a question and answer session with the presenter(s) and networking possibilities with other business owners. Don't miss this great opportunity. FREE
Speaker: Rhonda High, NCDOR
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
ROOM SA-124 The NC Department of Revenue (NCDOR) will cover basic requirements to help business owners in North Carolina understand the laws and obligations necessary to be a compliant business. We will review and discuss the following business essentials: • Tax Compliance • Business Registration • Workers' Compensation • Unemployment Insurance • Steps to be "Compliant" with the State At the end of the seminar, there will be a question and answer session with the presenter(s) and networking possibilities with other business owners. Don't miss this great opportunity. FREE
Speaker: Rhonda High, NCDOR

Marketing and Sales

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
ROOM U-529 eCommerce is not as easy as just putting up a store online. This seminar teaches business owners how to choose the right eCommerce platform for success and how to market an online store to drive sales. FREE
Speaker: Andrew Gray
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Location

502 N. Front St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
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