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Coastal Carolina Community College Small Business Center
Melton Skills Center

Phone: 910-938-6322
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Anne Shaw
Small Business Center Director
Coastal Carolina Community College
444 Western Blvd.
Jacksonville, NC  28546
SBC office is located on the main CCCC campus in the Melton Skills Center
910-938-6319 (phone)
910-938-6318 (FAX)

The Small Business Center at Coastal Carolina Community College is part of the North Carolina Community College System and is one of 58  Small Business Centers throughout the state.  We offer support to those who want to start a small business or those who want help with an existing business.  We are your local community provider of entrepreneurial training, counseling, and resource information.  Our services are offered free of charge or for a minimal registration fee.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Come learn about trends in Human Resources Management affecting the nonprofit sector
Speaker: Dr. Rick Olsen
Thursday, September 07, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
There are literally hundreds of threats that can affect a small business. A new big box store competitor, key employees leaving, rising gas prices, recessions, health problems, new legislation and the list goes on and on. Most existing and new business owners either lack the ability or never "slow down" long enough to identify possible internal and external threats to their businesses. Often, by the time the treat is realized, damage to the business has occurred. This seminar will reveal many common threats small businesses face, assist entrepreneurs in learning how to determine if possible threats currently exist or if they could exist in the the near future and most importantly, how to avoid these threats. Insure the success and sustainability of your business by gaining the information presented in this seminar.
Speaker: Bob Moore

Start-up Assistance

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, 1 sessions ending Thursday, August 03
This class will provide participants with an introduction to business ownership and guide them through the start-up process. Topics include: entrepreneurship assessment, business feasibility, the business plan, understanding your market, business legal structure, and sources of funding. Participants will be provided with a number of resources and tools to compliment the training topics. This is a special program offered by the Small Business Administration and the Department of Defense in cooperation with Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and New River Air Station for active duty military, veterans, and their immediate family members only.
Speaker: Steve Gill & Pete Ellis, Jr.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.
Speaker: Roxanne Reed
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Are you thinking about starting your own business? Not sure what steps to take or which ones to take first? This seminar is designed to provide basic information to individuals who are thinking about starting a business. This information includes critical ingredients for start-up success such as: feasibility study; market demographics; funding sources; and business owner support. Come prepared to engage in a practical exercise of using these tools.
Speaker: Steve Gill
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The U.S. Small Business Administration has a number of business development programs providing a variety of resources to assist small businesses. This seminar will help you gain knowledge that may help you grow your own small business opportunities through SBA programs and partnerships in your area. This presentation will provide information about SBA lending programs, qualifying for lending assistance, natural disaster preparation and lending, and an overview on SBA managed procurement programs (HUBZone and 8a) to help market your business to the federal government.
Speaker: Don Spry
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.
Speaker: Roxanne Reed
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