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Johnston Community College
Johnston County Workforce Development Center

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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Thursday, September 10, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Business financial statements are needed to manage and operate a small business. Every owner needs to understand the importance of the Profit and Loss Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Owner’s Equity and Statement of Cash Flows even if you have an accountant or CPA. We will review how to analyze each of these statements and the managing of your business using these reports. Using these reports to manage a business does not take a lot of time once you are comfortable with them. You will leave the seminar with this level of comfort and an understanding of how to highlight the areas you need to constantly monitor to manage your small business.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Who can you hire, are there age limits, what documentation is necessary, is the worker a contractor or an employee, how much and how do you pay a worker, how many hours can a person work, plus much more that will be covered in this great seminar.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Online Engagement with Your Audience. Is your business in need of an online presence, but you don't know where to start? Do you have a website or social media account, but still don't feel connected with your target audience? Whether you are just starting out or trying to improve on what you have in place to build better relationships using the power of online marketing, this class will give you tips for stronger engagement with your target audience online. Register today!
Thursday, September 24, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Have you ever thought of being your own boss and starting a small business, or currently own a small business? Perhaps you have another dream but your debt is out of control and preventing your dream from becoming a reality. How would you like to pay off all your consumer debt, credit cards, car payments, and loans? How would you like to know the exact month and year you could be out of debt, legally and without a tax liability? Now is the time to start living a better life; a life without debt. In this three-hour seminar, you will learn a simple yet effective method to start the process of making yourself debt free! You will also learn about the shams and “quick fixes” that should be avoided and how to properly and legally deal with creditors. Bring a list of your debts with balances and monthly payments and learn how to develop your own debt elimination plan that can be implemented immediately into your lifestyle. You will learn how to control debt, instead of allowing debt to control you! Before you apply for a business loan, consider making that next large purchase or accept a new credit card, take the time to attend this life-changing seminar. Bring a calculator.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Ask most small business owners what they like least about being in business and they'll likely tell you it's the sales process. But what if selling didn't feel like selling? What if your customers could get as excited about your product or service as they would their favorite theater performance? What if your sales process was as unique as the relationships you have with each customer? What if your customer felt like they were part of the story, not simply part of the audience? What if? If you want to be part of the show, you are welcome to bring your bag dinner and learn how to tell your story differently, register today!
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
One thing that all entrepreneurs have in common is a passion for what they do (and do well). That passion fuels the drive and motivation to do what you do best each and every day, regardless of monetary gain, and sometimes at a loss. But business is driven by profits, it's fueled by money, and it depends on more than just passion. Successful businesses, especially small businesses, aren't just driven by passion, and they aren't simply focused on profit. Successful small business owners find a way to make money through passionate work! If you are the type of business owner who loves what they do, but aren't yet making money doing it, join us for this free seminar to learn how to turn your passion into profits! Register today!
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Are you unsure of how to manage the information, files, and the type deductions you need to support for your small business reporting to the IRS? This seminar is full of information to help your business thrive without the stress from thinking about taxes.
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