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James Sprunt CC Small Business Center
Boyette Building, Room 109
Kenansville, NC

Phone: 910-296-2430
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Simply put, our mission is economic development & job creation ... from a Main Street perspective. We work to both increase the number of profitable small businesses in Duplin County & the surrounding areas as well as increase the success rate of existing small businesses.

The JSCC Small Business Center provides free and confidential counseling & workshops to prospective & existing business owners to help ensure their success.

For more information about the Center, call or email us.  You can also check us out on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Lee Woodard
Director, Small Business Center at JSCC

Tammy Thigpen
Administrative Assistant, Small Business Center at JSCC

The Small Business Center (SBC) at JSCC is one of 58 Small Business Centers throughout North Carolina.  Our objective is to increase the success rate and the number of viable small business in Duplin County and the surrounding areas by providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to prospective and existing small business owners which will lead to job creation and retention.  We are a community-based provider of education and training, counseling, mentoring, information resources and referrals.  Assistance is available to anyone currently operating a business or planning a business start-up.  There is no charge for our services, but appointments for counseling sessions and advanced registration for seminars and workshops are strongly recommended.

Workshops & Seminars
Knowledge ... Making a Living & a Life
We offer a variety of seminars in the areas of starting a small business, writing business plans, financial & cash flow management, using QuickBooks to manage your business, critical metrics for a small business, why some business are successful, creating a web page for a small business, using social media, improving credit scores & loan availability, and many others. Check often for our seminars throughout the year. Use the link below to register for our seminars.

Confidential Counseling
One-on-One Coaching & Mentoring
We offer confidential one-on-one counseling for the prospective or current business owner. These sessions typically identify the goals of the business owner & then help them develop a plan to succeed. If needed, referrals are made to other resources as appropriate.

We also have extensive networking & relationships with a variety of services & agencies, including the State Department of Commerce, Small Business Administration, State Business Licensing Information Office, Duplin County Economic Development Commission, Local Chambers of Commerce, NC Small Business Center Network, NC Small Business & Technology Centers, SCORE, & many other public & private sources of assistance.  
We are located in office 109 in the Boyette Building on the JSCC campus in Kenansville, NC.  We look forward to working with you.

Online Request for Counseling


Upcoming Seminars At a Glance (September through December 2017)
See below for detailed information & online registration for each seminar

Managing a Business

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Learn how to ensure your business operations are designed for success. Hiring the right people for the task at hand is critical for any small business and you will learn the tips on how to find and grow the talent your business will rely on.
Speaker: Reed/Woodard
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Over the 7 weeks you will develop, compile and expand your strategic plan/business plan to encompass all of the key areas that are required to navigate a growing business. You will learn how to express the unique features of your farm business and what makes your products ripe for the market.
Speaker: Reed/Woodard
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The final workshop provides an opportunity for you to finalize & present your agri-business plan. You will have the opportunity to receive feedback from your peers & instructors. There will also be a celebration for the class in recognition of all of your hard work.
Speaker: Reed/Woodard


On Demand, available until December 31
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
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133 James Sprunt Drive
Kenansville, NC 28349
James Sprunt Community College
133 James Sprunt Drive
Boyette Building, Room 109
Kenansville, NC  28349
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