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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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Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Identify general characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of each of these organizational types for small businesses: • Sole proprietorship • Partnerships (general partnership, limited partnership and limited liability partnership) • Limited liability company (LLC) • C-corporation • S-corporation


Thursday, April 06, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
In order to qualify for financial assistance, a small business owner must have acceptable credit. And a good credit score can save thousands in interest costs. This seminar is designed to explain the mystery of credit reports and scores and give ideas on improving them. No matter what your score, there is always room for improvement.
Speaker: Bob Moore

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

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 AM
Everyone wants to be at the top of Google Search results for prospective customers. Unfortunately, getting there takes some time and work. You do not just arrive. The good news is with some wise investment, you can be found by your prospective customers on Google in one day using a paid online advertising product called Google Adwrods. This course will show you how to set up successful, efficient, targeted campaigns on Google Adwords. The course will teach the basics of setting up successful campaigns. We will cover the basics of both Google Adwords express and Google Pay Per Click. You will leave class knowing how to set up your own Google Pay Per Click. You will leave class knowing how to set up your Google Pay Per Click Advertising for your business in a simple way that you can manage in-house within your business.
Speaker: Martin Brossman
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