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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

Thursday, June 01, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
3 WEEK SERIES (THURSDAYS); JUNE 1ST, 8TH & 15TH, 2017 6:00 PM— 8:00 PM. Learn the essential functions of WordPress through a three session course tackling what you will need to know about the CMS (Content Management System). The course is designed to give you relevant knowledge and hands on experience in a live environment (you can publish and visit the site). Session One: ? Variations of WordPress sites and support ? How WordPress works (admin panel, tool bars, etc.) ? Posts vs. Pages ? Creating a posts & formatting new posts / editing existing posts Session Two: ? Using media elements in WordPress ? Image galleries ? Audio and external video use ? Content management Session Three: ? WordPress plugins (vetting & use) ? Site security & maintenance ? Style , content, & changing themes ? Easy flowing menus
Speaker: Jaime Baron
Thursday, June 08, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
3 WEEK SERIES (THURSDAYS); JUNE 1ST, 8TH & 15TH, 2017 6:00 PM— 8:00 PM. Learn the essential functions of WordPress through a three session course tackling what you will need to know about the CMS (Content Management System). The course is designed to give you relevant knowledge and hands on experience in a live environment (you can publish and visit the site). Session One: ? Variations of WordPress sites and support ? How WordPress works (admin panel, tool bars, etc.) ? Posts vs. Pages ? Creating a posts & formatting new posts / editing existing posts Session Two: ? Using media elements in WordPress ? Image galleries ? Audio and external video use ? Content management Session Three: ? WordPress plugins (vetting & use) ? Site security & maintenance ? Style , content, & changing themes ? Easy flowing menus
Speaker: Jaime Baron
Thursday, June 15, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
3 WEEK SERIES (THURSDAYS); JUNE 1ST, 8TH & 15TH, 2017 6:00 PM— 8:00 PM. Learn the essential functions of WordPress through a three session course tackling what you will need to know about the CMS (Content Management System). The course is designed to give you relevant knowledge and hands on experience in a live environment (you can publish and visit the site). Session One: ? Variations of WordPress sites and support ? How WordPress works (admin panel, tool bars, etc.) ? Posts vs. Pages ? Creating a posts & formatting new posts / editing existing posts Session Two: ? Using media elements in WordPress ? Image galleries ? Audio and external video use ? Content management Session Three: ? WordPress plugins (vetting & use) ? Site security & maintenance ? Style , content, & changing themes ? Easy flowing menus
Speaker: Jaime Baron

Marketing and Sales

Tuesday, June 06, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The internet is all about sharing content inquick, readily accessible formats. Customers like information presented in video or images. What better way to reach your target audience than through Slideshows. THis will be a 3 session series. *Classes 1 & 2-June 6th, 2017 Discover Slideshow Software: See how other business are using Slideshows Software to market their business. Get business ideas on why you should use Slideshows. Get tips on what makes a great Slideshow and why your customers need you to create them. You will create a Slideshow Marketing plan and begin to create show to post online. We will explore several different Online, Free Slideshow Software programs. *Class 3-June 13th, 2017 Promote on Slideshare: Promote on Slides. Learn all about the online presentation system, Slideshare. Slideshare is "the world's largest community for sharing presentations." Discover why you should be promoting your business through shows and why Slideshare will create more business. Create a Free account, learn what people are looking for, tips to promote your business and upload/post a show. *Class 4-June 20th, 2017 Market your Shows across other Social Media Channels: Now that you've created a variety of Slideshows, what else can you do with them? See how you can promote your shows across other Social Media Channels such as Facebook and YouTube. Turn your Slideshows into videos to reach even more potential customers. Also, discover other ways to use your Slideshows, such as vendor shows, email marketing and much more.
Speaker: Christina Williams
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The internet is all about sharing content inquick, readily accessible formats. Customers like information presented in video or images. What better way to reach your target audience than through Slideshows. THis will be a 3 session series. *Class 3-June 13th, 2017 Promote on Slideshare: Promote on Slides. Learn all about the online presentation system, Slideshare. Slideshare is "the world's largest community for sharing presentations." Discover why you should be promoting your business through shows and why Slideshare will create more business. Create a Free account, learn what people are looking for, tips to promote your business and upload/post a show. *Class 4-June 20th, 2017 Market your Shows across other Social Media Channels: Now that you've created a variety of Slideshows, what else can you do with them? See how you can promote your shows across other Social Media Channels such as Facebook and YouTube. Turn your Slideshows into videos to reach even more potential customers. Also, discover other ways to use your Slideshows, such as vendor shows, email marketing and much more.
Speaker: Christina Williams
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The internet is all about sharing content inquick, readily accessible formats. Customers like information presented in video or images. What better way to reach your target audience than through Slideshows. THis will be a 3 session series. *Class 4-June 20th, 2017 Market your Shows across other Social Media Channels: Now that you've created a variety of Slideshows, what else can you do with them? See how you can promote your shows across other Social Media Channels such as Facebook and YouTube. Turn your Slideshows into videos to reach even more potential customers. Also, discover other ways to use your Slideshows, such as vendor shows, email marketing and much more.
Speaker: Christina Williams

HP LIFE

On Demand, available until June 30
HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) is a global program that offers aspiring entrepreneurs and small business-owners valuable business skills. HP LIFE offers participants a path to realizing their business dreams. The NC Small Business Center Network, in partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), is pleased to offer this innovative program to NC entrepreneurs and small business owners free of charge! This program is self-paced, making it possible for more aspiring entrepreneurs to participate. All you have to do is register to start.
Speaker: Various
Location: Online
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1208 N Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
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