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Edgecombe Community College, Small Business Center
Havens Building - Room 430
Tarboro

Phone: 252-823-5166 x 220
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Edgecombe Community College’s Small Business Center develops long-term strategic partnerships with business and industry leaders and assists in small business start-ups and expansions.

The Small Business Center (SBC) is part of a statewide network designed to support the development and growth of small businesses. Our mission is to increase the success rate and the number of viable small businesses in Edgecombe county by providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to prospective and existing small business owners. Our services are available for free or very low cost.



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Events

Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.
Speaker: Tina Parker
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders and the dos and don'ts of writing a plan, and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.
Speaker: Tina Parker
Saturday, September 16, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business.
Speaker: Tina Parker
Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
In this seminar, attendees will become aware of what is needed to start a Family Child Care business in their home. This session is loaded with information to assist participants in making better-informed decisions before becoming an Entrepreneur. It is highly recommended to attend “How to Start a Home–Based Daycare Part II.
Speaker: Trudy Lynn
Thursday, September 28, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This seminar is a continuation of How to Start a Homebased Child Care business in their home. Content includes the various NC Child Care Requirements. It is highly recommended that you attend the “How to Start a Home–Based Daycare Part I.
Speaker: Trudy Lynn

Business Basics

Saturday, September 16, 2017 12:15 PM to 2:15 PM
A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders and the dos and don'ts of writing a plan, and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.
Speaker: Tina Parker

Financing

Saturday, September 16, 2017 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Financing continues to be a challenge for many small business owners. Questions range from, Who will give me money for my business idea and what do they need from me, to, How will this business make money and will it be enough to pay back a loan or attract an investor? Get to the heart of business financing in this seminar that answers your questions. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of funding sources and how to choose the right one for your needs. Discover the keys to financing success.
Speaker: Ruben Gonzales
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Location

2009 W. Wilson Street Tarboro, NC 27886
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