James Sprunt CC Small Business Center
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 and Twitter.
Director, Small Business Center at JSCC
Administrative Assistant, Small Business Center at JSCC
Knowledge. Solutions. Results.
Making a living & a life!
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
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.
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 (January through June 2020)
See below for detailed information & online registration for each seminar