Central Carolina Community College Small Business Centers
Sanford, Pittsboro, Dunn
"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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Tuesday, April 04, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Many small business owners are concerned about whether their brand will be protected if they become successful. One of the ways to assure proper protections is by establishing a trademark with the State of North Carolina. Leo John will explain the basic advantages for securing a state trademark and provide information on securing one if it fits for your business.
Speaker: Leo John
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The business funding landscape has been changing in our Nation and State. Many entrepreneurs are finding crowd funding to be a viable alternative to conventional methods of securing capital. This seminar will go through our state laws on how small businesses can utilize crowd funding to help start or grow their business.
Speaker: Leo John
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Learn the advantages and disadvantages of sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, chapter S-corporations and limited liability companies (LLC's). Owners need to understand which type of business organization is right for them based on tax laws, risk of lawsuit and capital availability.
Speaker: Dr. Abby
Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Should you have one credit card or four? Should you pay off your balances every month? Should you carry a credit card you are not using? The answers to these questions may surprise you. Good credit is important in getting a loan, determining the interest rate for your loans, insurance premiums and deposits required for phone and utilities. You will learn how to get a free credit report, how to read and understand the report and the legal tricks credit bureaus do not reveal on how to raise your score . You could increase by 50-100 points or more within 60 days.
Speaker: Bob Moore
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Starting a business can be stressful if you don't know where to start. This seminar will provide you with all the free resources available to help you start a business. Topics include: planning, financing, tax records and more.
Speaker: Mari-inetta Pavlic
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Christina Daves is a DIY-PR expert, having appeared in over 250 media outlets including national television. She is a best selling author on the topic and she and her students have generated well over 7 figures in sales from free publicity. In this webinar, Christina is going to share her proven 3-step process of exactly how to do this so you can start generating buzz for your business today.
Speaker: Christina Daves
Monday, May 22, 2017 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
This “How to Start a Business” workshop teaches participants the basic business ownership steps. Our counselors discuss ways to research your business market, how to write a business plan, and the steps to seeking initial funding. The SBTDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Speaker: Ron Duffer, SBTEC