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Johnston Community College
Johnston County Workforce Development Center
Clayton

Phone: 919-209-2015
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The objective of the Small Business Center Network (SBCN) is to increase the success rate and the number of viable small businesses in North Carolina by providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to prospective and existing small business owners which will lead to job creation and retention. Our Small Business Center is here to assist you by offering one-on-one confidential business counseling plus workshops and seminars on a variety of business topics. We are a community-based provider of education and training, counseling, networking and referrals.  All of our services are free!  Let our Small Business Center help you develop a plan of action to turn your dreams into a reality!

The Johnston Community College Small Business Center is located at the Johnston County Workforce Development Center in Clayton. The Center’s mission is to support the entrepreneur in starting a business and to provide assistance to business owners in being more successful. The Center does this by offering training, counseling and information services to the general public at no charge. The Small Business Center works with the local Chambers of Commerce, professional organizations and other governmental agencies to provide training at a low or at no cost to the general public. Counseling is by appointment and is provided at no charge by calling 919-209-2015.

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The Small Business Center at Johnston Community College is one of 58 centers throughout North Carolina that supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses by being a community based provider of training, counseling, and resource information.

We offer a variety of services that include:

  • resource center
  • research assistance
  • counseling
  • referrals

Increase Your Knowledge Through Training

Owning a small business can be both rewarding and challenging.  Get ahead in the game by letting us help you plan for success!

High Quality Training is available for you!  Many of our seminars are designed to instruct the entrepreneur in topics related to operating a small business.  Others serve as professional development opportunities.



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Events

 
 
Monday, September 18, 2017 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM, 1 sessions ending Monday, October 30
Join this ONLINE SEMINAR to learn about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and help give your online presence a boost! Modules include attracting clients, on-site SEO (Search Engine Optimization), promotion, nurturing clients and customers, getting reviews, and more! This seminar is open to all entrepreneurs and small business owners free of charge! It is self-paced, making it possible for more aspiring entrepreneurs to participate. **Please wait up to 1 business day for the webinar link. If you do not receive the link, please contact the SBC**
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Are you exploring financial options for starting or maintaining a small business? If so, this is a seminar that you don't want to miss. During this seminar learn important information on what it takes to get funding for your small business. Learn what the banks and lenders expect from you as the business owner. Find out the documents to take to the lender. Learn about lending sources, where to go for the money. This seminar is a must for the savvy business owner. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older.
Monday, October 02, 2017 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM, 1 sessions ending Monday, October 16
Join this ONLINE SEMINAR to learn the steps to get your business on "Google My Business" and optimize your Google listings. MODULES INCLUDE: Explanation of the importance of optimizing Google listings, Online search for your business, Instructions for setting up your profile and completing the process, Optimization of your listing, Reviews & Best Practices, and a live Q & A call to follow up the class. Also included is a special expedited verification procedure! This seminar is open to all entrepreneurs and small business owners free of charge! It is self-paced, making it possible for more aspiring entrepreneurs to participate. **Please wait up to 1 business day for the webinar link. If you do not receive the link, please contact the SBC**
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Are you unsure of how to manage the information, files, and the type of deductions you need to support your small business reporting to the IRS? This seminar is full of information to help your business thrive by relieving some of your tax stress. Learn the types of small business taxes you will need to report, types of deductions, deadlines, and much more. Attendees should bring their fully charged laptops for a hands-on approach. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older.
Thursday, October 05, 2017 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Facebook is the largest social media platform, with over 1.5 billion users worldwide. Businesses can use this free platform to reach new customers. In this course, we’ll talk about overall Facebook strategies, as well as logistics such as setting up your business page, scheduling posts, using analytics, advertising, and more. The JCC Small Business Center is partnering with the Clayton Chamber of Commerce for this seminar. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older. We recommend that each student bring their personal laptop for the session. This event is co-sponsored with the Clayton Chamber of Commerce.
Monday, October 09, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This seminar is designed to assist nonprofit leaders in understanding the purpose and roles of developing a board of directors that will lead the organization into reaching its full potential. The seminar will provide essential information that will include why a nonprofit must have a board, who should be on the board, how many should be on the board, the roles and responsibilities of a board. Please be sure your, current and potential board members attend this informative seminar.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This session covers the basics of North Carolina tax compliance ranging from withholding for employee salaries, sales and use tax requirements, and more. Information provided will help small business owners understand the types of small business taxes as well as the deadlines. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older.
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Location

135 Best Wood Drive
Clayton, NC 27520
Click on this link for directions  http://www.johnstoncc.edu/workforcedevelopmentcenter.aspx
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