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Central Carolina Community College Small Business Centers
Sanford, Pittsboro, Dunn

Phone: 919-718-7544
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"Serving Central Carolina's Business Economy One Business at a Time"

Starting and managing a small business can be a difficult task. However, the CCCC Small Business Centers are here to help you navigate through the jungle with information, education, and assistance.

The SBC offers confidential, one-on-one counseling along with various seminars, workshops, and classes at no cost or minimum cost to you. We also provide resource materials including specific market information. We are dedicated to helping you start, grow, and succeed in all the business life cycles. We are your partner in business success.

CCCC Small Business Centers are located in three counties for your convenience:

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Small Business Seminars

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
What are the key elements of an effective website that’s good for business? Join professional copywriter Stella Orange and discover 3 techniques any business can use to increase customer engagement and delight. Learn why most businesses websites don’t increase their customer base, the simplest way to win quality leads from your website, and how to position your product or service as a cut above. Even if you aren’t a writer!
Speaker: Stella Orange
Location: Online
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
This is a three-part webinar series that is designed to help businesses sell online, either as a startup or as a business that is already selling online and wants or needs to improve their online performance. For all businesses selling online, they have to create visibility for their business, brand, product, service or other offering. It is not enough for a business to have a website out on the internet as the consumer is not going to be able to find the business unless they have considerable visibility. It is critical that there be a system in place that is designed to bring the online consumer to the business and that once that consumer finds the business, they are presented with sales information that informs them about what the business has to offer and how the consumer can take advantage of what is being offered. The consumer has to then be "nurtured" to the point where, if they haven't purchased something already, they will be more likely to buy from that business when they're ready and if they have already purchased something, they will be more likely to want to buy something else from that business. This three-part webinar series discusses the three main components that make up this system: (1) traffic, (2) sales pitches, and (3) follow up email communications. In this second of this three-part series, we discuss "ONLINE SALES PITCHES". In this webinar, we look at how we "talk" to the consumer and the methods used to most effectively communicate what we're wanting to sell to them. We look at "sales funnels" and how they're used to create opportunities to capture leads or generate sales throughout the process of "selling" to the consumer. We look at the use of what are called "lead magnets" as a means of capturing consumer email addresses for further follow up and marketing. We look at how "sales funnels" are "built" using a specific "platform" that makes it really easy for a small business to get up and running with their online selling efforts and explore the many ways that these funnels can be used to create productive results for the business.
Speaker: Dr. Arlene Battishill
Location: Online

Start-up Assistance

Monday, September 25, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
This event will be held at The Salvation Army of Lee County, 507 North Steele St, Sanford, NC 27330
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Good bookkeeping practices are essential to running a successful small business. Even if you use a bookkeeper or accountant you still should understand the basics. Learn how to set yourself up for success by keeping organized and thorough records.
Speaker: Lori Stiles
Thursday, October 12, 2017 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
In this seminar participants will learn what is key in starting and/or growing a business in Harnett County. Whether an individual is just starting a business plan or is looking for expansion this event will answer questions of who, where, and how for potential business owners looking to utilize the resources Harnett County has to offer.
Speaker: Mari-inetta Pavlic - SBC and Nick Dula - HC Eco. Dev.
Monday, October 16, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Trying to get everything done can be impossible in today’s up-to-the-minute world. But, what if you could set and meet your priorities, work more effectively with the people around you, dig out from under the paperwork and email avalanche, and move closer to a balanced life, wouldn’t that come close to getting it all done? Let Mike Collins and Getting It All Done show you how to: -- Find an extra hour a day. -- Plan on purpose and plan with a purpose. -- Deal with difficult people. -- Set and track priorities: Are you trying to do too much? -- Meet timelines and deadlines: How to do three things at once. -- What to do in times of crisis and conflict. -- How to handle the information avalanche. -- Getting it done and go home on time.
Speaker: Mike Collins
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Attorney Seth Barefoot explains patents, trademarks, and copyrights, and gives straightforward answers to the most difficult common questions about protecting inventions, creative works, and commercial identities. Individuals can acquire these protections without a lawyer, but knowing what can go wrong is essential. This could be an opportunity to learn how to protect your future business.
Speaker: Attorney Seth Barefoot
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5910 Clyde Rhyne Drive
Sanford, NC 27330

Harnett Small Business Center
600 S. Magnolia Avenue
Dunn, NC  28334

Chatham Small Business Center
764 West Street
Pittsboro, NC  27312

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