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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!  


Online Request for Counseling

Events

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

Financing

Thursday, February 15, 2018 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
How to Raise Your Credit Score to over 740 Points Prepare for a Bank Loan! Plus: Equifax Breach Consumer Information Presented by Bob Moore Small Business Director, Robeson CC Learn more about… ? History of Credit Scoring ? How to Read a Credit Report ? How the Beacon Score is Calculated ? Importance & Positive Financial Consequences of Maintaining Good Credit Using proven methods, your credit score could increase by 50-100 points or more within 60 days! Thursday, February 15th, 2018 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. College of The Albemarle Small Business Center John Wood Foreman Building FC~128 Turn at light in front of Traveler’s Motel on US Hwy 17 North There is no cost to attend, but please register early for handouts. ~ LIMITED SPACE ~
Speaker: Bob Moore

Marketing and Sales

Monday, November 27, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
A 5-week course on small business branding and marketing strategy. ( FREE REGISTRATION & MATERIALS INCLUDED ) Session 1: 11/13 6-8pm Branding basics: Discovering the keys of your brand's style Session 2: 11/20 6-8pm Protecting your brand: Trademarks, Copyrights & Intellectual Property Session 3: 11/27 6-8pm Building a brand portfolio: Using your products & services to develop your USP Session 4: 12/4 6-8pm Identifying your audience: Targeting, segmenting & communicating with your buyers Session 5: 12/11 6-8pm Promoting & managing your brand: Creating a trail that leads to your marketplace 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 Register for FREE online at www.ncsbc.net 252-331-0821ext. 2231/ 2370 Email: laura_rollinson@albemarle.edu
Speaker: Shannon Baylor-Henderson
Monday, December 04, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
A 5-week course on small business branding and marketing strategy. ( FREE REGISTRATION & MATERIALS INCLUDED ) Session 1: 11/13 6-8pm Branding basics: Discovering the keys of your brand's style Session 2: 11/20 6-8pm Protecting your brand: Trademarks, Copyrights & Intellectual Property Session 3: 11/27 6-8pm Building a brand portfolio: Using your products & services to develop your USP Session 4: 12/4 6-8pm Identifying your audience: Targeting, segmenting & communicating with your buyers Session 5: 12/11 6-8pm Promoting & managing your brand: Creating a trail that leads to your marketplace 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 Register for FREE online at www.ncsbc.net 252-331-0821ext. 2231/ 2370 Email: laura_rollinson@albemarle.edu
Speaker: Shannon Baylor-Henderson
Monday, December 11, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
A 5-week course on small business branding and marketing strategy. ( FREE REGISTRATION & MATERIALS INCLUDED ) Session 1: 11/13 6-8pm Branding basics: Discovering the keys of your brand's style Session 2: 11/20 6-8pm Protecting your brand: Trademarks, Copyrights & Intellectual Property Session 3: 11/27 6-8pm Building a brand portfolio: Using your products & services to develop your USP Session 4: 12/4 6-8pm Identifying your audience: Targeting, segmenting & communicating with your buyers Session 5: 12/11 6-8pm Promoting & managing your brand: Creating a trail that leads to your marketplace 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 Register for FREE online at www.ncsbc.net 252-331-0821ext. 2231/ 2370 Email: laura_rollinson@albemarle.edu
Speaker: Shannon Baylor-Henderson
Tuesday, December 12, 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
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Elizabeth City, NC 27909
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