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Halifax CC Small Business Center
400 Building
Weldon, NC

Phone: 252-536-7274
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  • Do you have a DREAM or a business idea?
  • Are you just getting started in business?
  • Do you need specific training?
  • Is your business or organization struggling and you don't know what to do or where to start in finding answers?

The Purpose of the Small Business Center is to increase the success rate and the number of viable small businesses by providing high quality, readily available assistance to prospective and existing small business owners.  The overall Objectives are to foster and support entrepreneurship and economic development and help equip people in both urban and rural communities to succeed in a technologically driven world.

The Small Business Center has been in existence for over twenty years assisting  the  business, local government and non-profit sectors in accomplishing their goals. Our major focus is small businesses and start-ups.   We also provide management training and assistance for larger employers in Halifax and Northampton Counties.

We Provide Assistance with:

  • Free Small Business seminars
  • Free start-up counseling
  • Free consulting to existing businesses, government agencies and non-profits
  • Free help with business, management and organizational issues
  • Free computer use and Internet access
  • Free business resource center
  • On-site training for established businesses
  • Business Planning Process
  • Marketing: Products & Services, Packaging, Pricing, Distribution, Competition, Research
  • Financials: P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow
  • Other business and management issues… We will provide this on-site at your location

Online Request for Counseling


Tuesday, October 31, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 AM
We will take an in depth look at estate planning and laws which govern heir properties. Many people believe they do not have an "estate" for which they need to plan. Therefore, this discussion will break down the necessity of planning regardless of your asset level, including how estate planning documents can be useful while you are alive.
Speaker: Mavis Gragg. Estate Attorney

Start-up Assistance

Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This class will help locate funding sources for grants. The instructor will also inform the class how to be notified of grant opportunities. This three hour seminar will open your insight to available grants for your small business.
Speaker: Olga Abrams
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This course is for people who want to really start their their own business. This course examines in detail the development of a business plan. This class is for people who have a dream or a business idea. Those just getting started in business and don't know what to do or where to start.
Speaker: E. Ormsby
Thursday, October 05, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This class will teach you basics in grant writing, grant writing tips, organizational readiness and accountability. You will also be able to identify websites and be able to analyze more opportunities for your small business.
Speaker: Olga Abrams
Thursday, October 12, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The focus here will be on the different parts of grants, letter requests, appointments and interviews, following up and tips for successful grant writing for your small business.
Speaker: Olga Abram
Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Here you will learn the basic skills necessary to find that funding source and begin putting your proposal together. You will learn thing like different types of funding sources how to prove your need for the project., the best months to contact, application guidelines and how to do an effective presentation.

Business Basics

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 1 sessions ending Friday, November 17
The Small Business Agricultural Entrepreneurship Certificate Program (NC REAL) is designed for those growing crops, trees, raising livestock, making sauces, pickles or jams with items from a garden. . Have you ever wanted to own a small business or develop your skills to increase your success as an agricultural entrepreneur? This seven-week interactive course is designed to strengthen the business skills of community farmers and budding agricultural entrepreneurs to help them develop and manage a profitable, environmentally sound small farm or agricultural business. Students who participate in this program will learn how to operate effectively in order to gain the highest profit margin possible. Topics will include: Pricing, logistics to get product to market, best market and what to do between growing seasons to still receive income. Classes meet once every week for seven weeks (3 hours each class). You will also discover the details of business development and management, finance and regulatory requirements, quality and safety standards and more. You will also be introduced to resources and contacts you need to run your business more efficiently and effectively. As an added bonus, you will become a client of the Halifax Community College Small Business Center, where you will take your idea to the next level of business planning. This is a hands-on, interactive program, beneficial to farmers or anyone who grows a marketable agricultural product, who wishes to start a business or has been in business 0-3 years. Ultimately, this course will give participants opportunities to develop skills which will increase their likelihood of success as an agricultural entrepreneur. Program Curriculum: Class 1 – Introduction to Business Planning Class 2 – Exploring Agricultural Business Ideas: Self Assessment & Farm Assessment Class 3 – Marketing Class 4 – Business Operations Class 5 – Introduction to Business Financials Class 6 – Business Financials and legal issues, Class 7 – Pulling It All Together: Business Proposals. Weekly consultants will be present to provide expert advice on various topics. HCC Small Business Center will provide One-on-One Confidential Counseling. Tuition is $70. Book for course is $40. Space is limited. Reserve your seat now. Call Jerry Edmonds at (252)536-7274 for Registration Information.
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100 College Drive
Building 400
Weldon, NC 27890
100 College Drive
Building 400
Weldon, N.C. 27890
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