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

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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Business Accounting and Budget

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Many businesses require permits and licenses from local, county, state, and even federal agencies. Federal and state tax requirements are not the only reason to keep good, up-to-date records in your business. While the last thing you want to do is have the IRS or State Department of Revenue hassling you, good record keeping habits will allow you to focus on generating revenue rather than worrying about catching up on your bookkeeping. Both new and existing business owners will benefit from this seminar.
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Gain a workable knowledge of how to properly record financial transactions for your business. Discover the three most import financial reports and how to use them to make the best informed business decisions. Also, gain a solid understanding of taxes required for small business owners and develop the best tax strategy for your business. Become familiar with the latest tax forms and procedures for both stat and federal taxes. Discover how everyday business decisions can have tax implications that can affect your bottom line.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
After completing this training, you will be able to: • Explain the concept of record keeping and why record keeping is important to a small business. • Identify record keeping practices, rules, and tools which are commonly available to a small business. • Explain how these record keeping practices, rules, and tools work. • Identify benefits a small business derives from proper record keeping. • Explain record keeping basics for a small business. • Identify software products available for small business record keeping.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
After completing this training, the participants will be able to do the following: Identify the banking services commonly available to a small business, including: Business checking Business Debit Cards Business Credit Cards Financing Receivables and Purchasing Inventory Lines of Credit Term Loans Cash Management Services Expanding Business Capabilities (Accept Credit, Debit and Gift Cards, Enable Online Payments) Merchant Services Payroll Processing Financing Fixed Assets: Equipment and Real Estate Wealth Management (SIMPLE IRA, 401(k), SEP) Explain how these banking services work Identify the advantages and disadvantages of each of the banking services. Explain how a small business owner decides which banking services are best for his or her business

Marketing and Sales

On Demand, available until April 30
a platform to do so. That means the level of noise is rising. Blog post, videos, podcasts, memes, tweets, snaps, pics, text, and so much more. For you as a business owner or entrepreneur, that means breaking through the noise is becoming increasingly difficult. But it’s not impossible. It’s time to learn how to stand out, get noticed, and break through the noise. In this webinar, we’ll cover what branding is and why it’s important. You’ll learn: - what makes up a strong brand that gets noticed - why some brands last while others are quickly forgotten - common mistakes small business owners make that spell disaster - how to use media to position your company for success - free resources to save time and money
Speaker: David Mooring, BurlapSky
Location: Online


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


Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Don't let the process of writing a grant scare you away from potential funding. This two-part seminar series is designed to encourage and build confidence of current and potential nonprofit leaders concerning the process of grant writing. If you're looking for a place to begin, or you want to investigate what is involved in the grant writing process, this seminar is for you. Bring your board members, or potential board members, directors and volunteers.
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