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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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Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Food trucks are a quickly expanding market in North Carolina. Many chefs and cooks are turning to the model because it allows a good deal of freedom and cuts out a lot of the overhead associated with running a restaurant. While a food truck can be an excellent business concept, there are rules and best practices that an owner needs to know. Come out and learn the specific habits and tools you will need to run a successful food truck business.
Speaker: Jon Spoon
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Storytelling is an important tool in the marketing kit of a small business. Stories help you explain your services, show why you’re unique, demonstrate your expertise, and come across as warm, personable, and authentic. You can grab your audience’s attention and keep them engaged even in a noisy, crowded marketplace. In this webinar, you’ll discover how to structure a marketing story, techniques borrowed from the master storytellers to exponentially increase your “know, like, and trust” factor, and 3 places you can use stories to boost your marketing results (and make marketing easier and more enjoyable, too).
Speaker: Dr. Cathy Goodwin
Location: Online
Thursday, June 01, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hobbyist, sports lovers, potters, artist, woodworkers, bakers and candy makers want to turn their hobby into a business. Would it not be "just wonderful" to start making real additional income while doing your favorite pass time as a craftsman or craftswoman? This workshop will explore and answer the frequently asked questions related to the transition from hobby to business. Subtopics will include determining demand and markets potential, wholesale vs retail options, financial and time resources required, creating business model / plans, Internet opportunities and issues, income and sales tax implications and more.
Speaker: Steve Carver
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Building and understanding your business model is a critical first step in the business planning process. Learn how to design and analyze your business model. We present several business model concepts that you will then use to develop your individual business model.
Speaker: Steve Fairchild, SCORE
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Learn about key tools that will help you analyze your business with a goal of becoming more effective in providing better products and/or services to your customers and more effective business operations resulting in overall business growth.
Speaker: Carl Bumann (SCORE)
Thursday, June 15, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This seminar will offer 50+ low-cost ideas, strategies and tactics that won’t break your budget. Marketing in a small town seems like it would be easier—but it isn’t. In a small town where you have fewer potential customers your marketing has to be MORE effective than in larger markets. "Low-Cost Marketing in a Small Town”, will show you how to create a marketing plan that fits your small business in your town.
Speaker: Mike Collins
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Artists are not always excited about locking in the core practices and habits that are necessary to effectively run a business, but the skills needed can be learned. This seminar focuses specifically on the business practices necessary to run a creative enterprise. Come out and learn some tips and tricks for developing your creative passion into a viable source of income.
Speaker: Jon Spoon
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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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