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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

 
 
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Creating and maintaining thorough business records is essential. These records will help you analyze your business's profitability, stay out of trouble with tax authorities, and maintain positive relationships with clients and vendors. For the most part, you can choose any record keeping system that works for you. However, laws and best practices require/suggest specific methods of record keeping and lengths of time to keep different types of records. Certain records are key to all businesses, however, and we'll discuss a few of the most important ones in this seminar: Why keep records, what kind of records to keep, what is a chart of accounts, how to record business transactions, types of bookkeeping systems, how long to keep records? Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
An excellent credit score is now considered to be 740 points or higher. Should you have one credit card or four? Should you pay off your balances every month or carry a balance? Should you carry a credit card even though you have not used it in years? The answer to these questions may surprise you when it comes to increasing your credit score. If you have excellent credit, this seminar is still for you to learn how to keep your good credit. You will find many answers in this seminar. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Do you know the basic beginning bookkeeping methods needed to run a business? Join this session to learn from an expert what it takes to effectively manage the finances of your business. Even if you use an Accountant or CPA, you need to understand some of the basics. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older.
Monday, August 28, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This session is an introduction and overview to QuickBooks, one of the most widely used accounting packages for small businesses today. The two part session will show how you can use QuickBooks in a small business. Students/attendees should have computer skills, keyboard and mouse skills. Students/attendees please register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older. *This seminar will be held on Main Campus - Wilson Building C2021 in Smithfield, NC*
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 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/budget problems lead the list of causes for Small Business failure. It can happen to good people. Regardless of your passion and the excellence of your product, Cash Flow problems can bring an unplanned end to your small business. This seminar will show you how to quickly spot positive and negative Cash Flow indicators. You will understand simple ways to guide your business to a profitable and secure future. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older.
Thursday, August 31, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This seminar is a continuation of 'Intro to QuickBooks Part 1' and is an overview and introduction to QuickBooks. As a small business owner or potential owner, you will learn how this system can be used in your small business with planning and operations. Some of the changes between current versions will be discussed. Attendee should have computer skills, keyboard, and mouse skills. It is highly recommended that students pre-register and attend ‘Intro to QuickBooks Part 1' before attending this seminar. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older. *This seminar will be held on Main Campus - Wilson Building C2021 in Smithfield, NC*
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 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. Included are basics on what a non-profit business is and the key steps to forming a non-profit. 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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