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Durham Tech's Small Business Center
The SOUTHBank Building
Durham County

Phone: 919-536-7241
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Small Business Center at Durham Technical Community College: A Wealth of Resources to Develop and Grow Your Business
As part of the Small Business Center Network, the Small Business Center (SBC) at Durham Tech provides business owners with the information they need for success, including – but not limited to – advice on marketing, sales, bookkeeping, and financial management. The SBC supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses as a community-based provider of business training, counseling, and resource information. The Small Business Center is located at the SOUTHBank Building, 400 West Main Street, on the third floor. Office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. Evening hours by Appointment Only. Please call 919-536-7241 for more information
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Small Business Center Courses
Presented within a classroom environment, these hands-on courses offer a wide range of specific small business topics, along with the opportunity to apply this new information immediately. Courses are held at the Small Business Center in the SOUTHBank Building or Main Campus in Durham or at the Orange County Campus in Hillsborough. Call 919-536-7241 or visit www.durhamtech.edu/sbc for more information.  Important Note: Preregistration for all courses is required and must be completed by the Thursday of the week prior to the start of each course. If preregistration enrollment is low, classes may be canceled.

Small Business Center Seminars
These free seminars cover a wide range of small business topics. Most of these seminars are held at the Small Business Center located at the SOUTHBank Building in Durham or at the Orange County Campus in Hillsborough. Seminars are also available as Webinars. Important Note: Our Small Business Seminars are now free. Preregistration is strongly encouraged and allows the SBC to contact you regarding any changes (inclement weather, location, cancellations, etc.). We also encourage you to come early to secure your seat, since seating is limited. We also encourage you to preregister for webinars early to ensure you receive webinar access information in timely manner.

Small Business Center's Resources
The Resource Center in the Small Business Center (SBC) has business books, magazines, newspapers, and other literature filled with valuable information on various business topics, industries, and the local community. The Resource Center (open 8 a.m. –  5 p.m., Monday –  Friday) is also a thriving and inviting environment for entrepreneurs needing a quiet spot to work on their businesses. After 5 pm hours are available by appointment and when an evening course or seminar is being held at the SOUTHBank Building.

Small Business Center Counseling 
The Small Business Center provides free, confidential counseling services for new and existing business owners. We become your "partner" for business success by helping you develop your business concepts and find solutions to your challenges. To schedule a session, please go to www.calendly.com/smallbusinesscenter-durhamtech, click the link below, or call 919-536-7241, ext. 4502.


Online Request for Counseling

Events

Events for Ending of Fall 2017 & Beginning of Spring 2018


NOTE: More Seminars can be found them by clicking on the link below entitled Find More Events (above the map).




Start-up Assistance

Wednesday, December 06, 2017 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Come and learn how to understand your business’ insurance needs. Learn how to choose the insurance products that are best for your business. Taught by Woodforest National Bank. This seminar is part of the FDIC Money Smart for Business’ Tuesdays (on a Wednesday) sponsored by Woodforest National Bank. This seminar is part of Durham Builds: Building Successful Business in Durham Wednesdays co-sponsored with the Durham County Library.
Monday, January 22, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
You have an idea for a food business, now you’re wondering what to do with it. What would it take to bring it to life? Will customers pay for it? Can it be profitable? Come explore these and other questions that help entrepreneurs assess whether a food business idea might be profitable and sustainable. Taught by Dani Black, Bigger Tables Culinary and Service Consulting.
Thursday, January 25, 2018 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
This seminar provides information including, but not limited to, whether or not you are ready, questions to answer prior to starting the business, where business ideas come from, governmental requirements, and available resources. This session is the perfect place to bring all your startup questions. Taught by LaShon Harley, Durham Tech’s Small Business Center.
Speaker: LaShon Harley
Location: Webinar, Online
Monday, January 29, 2018 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
This seminar provides information including, but not limited to, whether or not you are ready, questions to answer prior to starting the business, where business ideas come from, governmental requirements, and available resources. This session is the perfect place to bring all your nonprofit startup questions. Taught by LaShon Harley, Durham Tech’s Small Business Center.
Speaker: LaShon Harley
Monday, January 29, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
This seminar provides information including, but not limited to, getting ready to start a business, feasibility of idea, business planning, business modeling, governmental requirements, and available resources. This session is the perfect place to bring all your startup questions. Taught by LaShon Harley, Durham Tech’s Small Business Center.
Speaker: LaShon Harley
Thursday, February 01, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Etsy is a rapidly growing online marketplace for selling handmade goods, vintage items and craft supplies. With more than 54 million members, there’s no better place to launch your own creative small business. Entrepreneurs and business owners can learn how to sell art work, jewelry, crafts, and vintage items in this easy fast paced class!!!! You will be guided through planning the basics of your small business strategy and given an in-depth look at Etsy’s tools to help you succeed online. Taught by Nick Hawks, “The eBay Guy” and ebay Education Specialist.
Speaker: Nick Hawks
Location: Webinar, Online
Monday, February 05, 2018 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM
What does it take to own and run a successful food business? What are the skills, aptitudes and strengths needed? Come explore these and other questions that will help determine if entrepreneurship in a food business is right for you. And if it is, you’ll be already working on a strong foundation of self-awareness! Taught by Dani Black, Bigger Tables Culinary and Service Consulting.
Speaker: Dani Black
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Location

400 West Main Street, 3rd Floor
Durham NC 27701
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