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SBC Elizabeth City Campus
John Wood Foreman Center
Elizabeth City NC

Phone: 252.335.0821 x 2370
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Small Business Center

Confidential Business Counseling

COA Small Business Center (SBC) is a state funded organization that is part of the Small Business Center Network. The SBC provides small business owners with information they need for success, including advice on marketing, sales, bookkeeping, and management. We offer, at no cost, the following services:
• Confidential counseling to help you deal with your business needs;
• Training and technical assistance in starting your business;
• Business skill seminars, workshops, and courses;
• Resource and referral services - your one stop entrepreneur's shop; and
• A library with small business publications and literature.

Counseling

Free one-on-one confidential counseling for your small business and startup venture. To schedule an appointment please complete and submit a Request for Counseling Form and the Small Business Center Director or Assistant Director will contact you.

Small Business Resources and Business Plan Assistance

The Small Business Center provides a physical resource center located onsite with access to books, videos, and business planning assistance. Additional resources can be found at the following:

 

As a comprehensive community college, we offer the business owner opportunities to improve customer service, or the entrepreneur guidance in developing their dream business. We assist those individuals who need to earn a high school credential or its equivalent. We offer career opportunities for individuals who desire to learn a skill or enhance their current knowledge base for job advancement. We provide an excellent academic pathway for individuals who want to eventually transfer to a four-year university. We even provide you the opportunity to take a personal enrichment class - just for fun! Whatever you aspire to achieve, we know that the opportunity of learning changes everything!


And just for fun take a leisurely stroll down our boardwalk that surrounds the beautiful Pasquotank River flowing directly behind our campus location and easily accessible behind the John Wood Foreman center, home of the small business center!  


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Events

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Every now and then your business needs to reboot. It's time to make some updates, refresh a few processes, purge the old information and upgrade to the latest trends and opportunities. If this sounds like something your business could benefit from, then join us for the Business Reboot class. YOU'LL LEARN How to evaluate which business info needs to be purged or updated How to get out of a business slump after a long break or slow period How to use old customers to create new ideas & opportunities How to get your business organized for the upcoming season FREE CLASS Tues. September 26, 2017 6 PM-8 PM Instructor: Shannon Baylor-Henderson College of The Albemarle Elizabeth City Campus 1208 N Road Street Elizabeth City, NC 27909 John Wood Foreman Technology Building Room: FC~128
Speaker: Shannon Baylor-Henderson
Thursday, October 05, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
One of the most important components of business today is technology and how businesses are using it to leverage their business. Some businesses need to know how technology can help or hurt their business given their current or desired position. This course is designed to give a general overview of the technology industry, how it pertains to their business, and offer guidance of where to start or how to continue from an easily digestible perspective. In addition, we will include cyber-security and its role in businesses today. Topics Covered: How far technology has come Everyday uses of technology Technology for business use (and therefore consumer use) How can I use technology to work smarter? I’m in need of an upgrade, what should I consider? Line of Business software (LOB) Budgeting for technology Why Cyber-Security is so important How can I secure my data? Thursday Nights 6:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM October 5th, 2017 October 12th, 2017 October 19th, 2017 College of The Albemarle Regional Aviation and Technical Training Center 107 College Way Barco, NC 27917 Room: 103 Instructor: Jaime Baron
Speaker: Jaime Baron
Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Running your small business is a lot of work. So, let's put the internet to work for you and your business. Learn how to use IFTTT to automate daily business tasks and so much more. IFTTT (If this, then that) is a free online tool that automates actions between websites, apps, smartphones, gadgets and more. IFTTT can be a major marketing ally for Small Business owners. With the help of "recipes" or "applets", learn how to check out your competitors, streamline your social media and delight your followers with LESS work. FREE Thursday, October 12th, 2017 6 pm to 9 pm College of The Albemarle Elizabeth City Campus 1208 N Road Street Elizabeth City, NC 27909 John Wood Foreman Technology Building Room: FC-128 Instructor: Christina Williams
Speaker: Christina Williams
Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
HOW TO USE FLASH SALES TO BOOST BUSINESS DURING THE HOLIDAYS Registration required. Materials included. College of The Albemarle Elizabeth City Campus 1208 N Road Street Elizabeth City, NC 27909 John Wood Foreman Technology Building Room: FC~121A Register for FREE online at www.ncsbc.net 252-335-0821 ext. 2231/ 2370 Email: laura_rollinson@albemarle.edu November 16, 2017 6-8pm Instructed by: Shannon Baylor-Henderson
Speaker: Shannon Baylor-Henderson
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Enhance your knowledge of Microsoft Office. Incorporate tools and techniques to enhance your small business. "Microsoft Publisher" Tuesday, November 28, 6 pm to 9 pm Explore Microsoft Publisher and how to use some of the advanced features for your small business. Learn some tips and tricks! Bring in your own questions too. "Microsoft PowerPoint" Tuesday, December 5, 6 pm to 9 pm Learn some advanced ways to use Microsoft PowerPoint for your business. We will discuss presentations, how to stream live presentations, create screen recordings/videos and so much more. Microsoft PowerPoint is full of tools that your small business needs! "Microsoft Excel" Tuesday, December 12, 6 pm to 9 pm Spreadsheets, Spreadsheets! Explore ways to use Excel to keep your small business financing and how to use to keep track of all your business needs. Explore basic Excel options and some advanced features too. Bring in your own questions, get personalized answers. Elizabeth City Campus 1208 N Road Street Elizabeth City, NC 27909 John Wood Foreman Technology Building Room FC~128
Speaker: Christina Williams
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Enhance your knowledge of Microsoft Office. Incorporate tools and techniques to enhance your small business. "Microsoft Publisher" Tuesday, November 28, 6 pm to 9 pm Explore Microsoft Publisher and how to use some of the advanced features for your small business. Learn some tips and tricks! Bring in your own questions too. "Microsoft PowerPoint" Tuesday, December 5, 6 pm to 9 pm Learn some advanced ways to use Microsoft PowerPoint for your business. We will discuss presentations, how to stream live presentations, create screen recordings/videos and so much more. Microsoft PowerPoint is full of tools that your small business needs! "Microsoft Excel" Tuesday, December 12, 6 pm to 9 pm Spreadsheets, Spreadsheets! Explore ways to use Excel to keep your small business financing and how to use to keep track of all your business needs. Explore basic Excel options and some advanced features too. Bring in your own questions, get personalized answers. Elizabeth City Campus 1208 N Road Street Elizabeth City, NC 27909 John Wood Foreman Technology Building Room FC~128
Speaker: Christina Williams

Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This 5 week series introduces you to event planning and is packed with the knowledge you will need to start and build your event planning business. Tuesday Nights 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Session One: October 3rd, 2017 Session Two: October 10th, 2017 Session Three: October 17th, 2017 Session Four: October 24th, 2017 Session Five: October 31st, 2017 What You Will Learn: * Skills essential to becoming a successful event planner * Who your ideal clients are, where to find them and how to connect with them * Understanding pricing and how to get sales * How to create a strong brand that resonates with your ideal client * Common mistake to avoid
Speaker: Sandra Sutton
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Location

1208 N Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
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