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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. – 6 p.m., Monday – Thursday. 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 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 two- to three-hour 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. 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.

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. – 6 p.m., Monday – Thursday) is also a thriving and inviting environment for entrepreneurs needing a quiet spot to work on their businesses.

Information boards located at the SBC provide information about upcoming entrepreneurial events provided by SBC and other organizations within the community. For information purposes only, SBC also provides several methods for delivering information about resources, goods, and services for small businesses within the community, such as accounting, graphic designs, and legal services.

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 call 919-536-7241, ext. 4502, or click the link below.


Online Request for Counseling

Events

Events For Fall 2016


NOTE: If you are looking for more Seminars can be found them by clicking on the link below entitled Find More Events (above the map).




Monday, December 12, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Come and learn about aquaponics and hydroponics as business ideas for the entrepreneur. Learn how these similar businesses create controlled environments of growing plants (hydroponics and aquaponics) and fish (aquaponics).
Speaker: Speaker(s): Taught by Rachel Kulberg, PhD, Aquaponic Food 4 Thought
Location: Webinar, Online

Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, December 06, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
This seminar introduces valuable online business and market research tools available through NC LIVE. These FREE resources are available through all local public, community college, and university libraries throughout North Carolina.
Location: Webinar, Online
Monday, December 12, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Come and learn about aquaponics and hydroponics as business ideas for the entrepreneur. Learn how these similar businesses create controlled environments of growing plants (hydroponics and aquaponics) and fish (aquaponics).
Speaker: Taught by Rachel Kulberg, PhD, Aquaponic Food 4 Thought
Monday, January 23, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Come and learn what it takes to start your own salon business from an experienced salon and spa entrepreneur. Taught by Miki Wright, Miki Wright Business Training.
Speaker: Miki Wright, Miki Wright Business Training
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Effective December 1, 2016, the Overtime rules and regulations will change which employees can be classified as exempt. Come and learn about the Overtime Final Rule, what you need to know as an employer and how it can affect your strategic planning. Taught by Richard Bobholz, Law Plus Plus.
Speaker: Richard Bobholz, Law Plus Plus
Friday, January 27, 2017 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Are you a startup or existing entrepreneur wondering how you should develop your business idea? Building and understanding your business model is a critical first step in the business planning process. Learn how to design and analyze your business model into a one–page document. With your one–page business model, you can develop your business or strategic plan more efficiently and effectively.
Friday, February 24, 2017 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Building and understanding your social business model is a critical first step in the business planning process, especially to identify the two customer segments of your nonprofit. Learn how to design and analyze your social business model into a one–page document for each customer segment. With your social business models, you can develop your business plan, strategic plan or respond to grant applications more efficiently and effectively.
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Location

400 West Main Street, 3rd Floor
Durham NC 27701
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