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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

 
 
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Marketing is much more than just having a website. Attendees will learn the signs Google looks for on your website and how to optimize it for Google as well as potential clients. The importance of mobile marketing will be discussed and what makes a website mobile. This seminar will give you an overall understanding of what Google wants in order for your small business to be found in searches. If you manage your own website, you will be given tips webmasters use to be successful on Google. The instructors/presenters for this seminar are a Google Photographer and Google Partners. Each attendee must register separately with their own email address. This seminar is for existing small businesses or small businesses that are ready to begin.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
This seminar will provide a hands-on walk through of setting up the business’s ‘Google My Business’ page and touch on subjects such as: Verification, Profile Set Ups, Insights, and Reviews. The instructors/presenters for this seminar are a Google Photographer and Google Partners. Attendees will need to bring their laptops or tablets to create and verify their business listing on Google. Each attendee must register separately with their own email address. (To attend this seminar, the attendee must have registered and attended ‘Is Your Small Business Google-ized?’). The seminar is for existing small businesses that would like to increase their on-line marketing.
Thursday, May 05, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Marketing is much more than just having a website. Attendees will learn the signs Google looks for on your website and how to optimize it for Google as well as potential clients. The importance of mobile marketing will be discussed and what makes a website mobile. This seminar will give you an overall understanding of what Google wants in order for your small business to be found in searches. If you manage your own website, you will be given tips webmasters use to be successful on Google. The instructors/presenters for this seminar are a Google Photographer and Google Partners. Each attendee must register separately with their own email address. This seminar is for existing small businesses or small businesses that are ready to begin.
Thursday, May 05, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
This seminar will provide a hands-on walk through of setting up the business’s ‘Google My Business’ page and touch on subjects such as: Verification, Profile Set Ups, Insights, and Reviews. The instructors/presenters for this seminar are a Google Photographer and Google Partner. Attendees will need to bring their laptops or tablets to create and verify their business listing on Google. Each attendee must register separately with their own email address. (To attend this seminar, the attendee must have registered and attended ‘Is Your Small Business Google-ized?’). The seminar is for existing small businesses that would like to increase their on-line marketing.
Monday, May 09, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
At the end of the day, your business must recognize a profit! A business that is losing money will soon find itself out of business. Cash Flow problems lead the list of causes for Small Business failure. It can happen to good people as often as to bad people. Regardless of your passion and the excellence of your product, Cash Flow problems can bring an unplanned end to your enterprise. This seminar will show you how to quickly spot positive and negative Cash Flow indicators and the simple ways to guide your business to a profitable and secure future.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This seminar covers the basics of tax compliance ranging from registering your business, to withholding from employees, and sales and use tax requirements. Information will be provided on a program for businesses that have fallen behind on sales and use, withholding, and other trust taxes.
Monday, May 23, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Learn the step-by-step process to start a non-profit business the right way, before you get started. Including basics on what a non-profit business is and the key steps in forming a non-proft. Each student/attendee must register separately with their own email address.
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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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