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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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Wednesday, February 01, 2017 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM, 1 sessions ending Tuesday, March 14
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, February 28, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This seminar will give you an overall understanding of the steps you need to take to make your dream venture a reality. It includes topics such as researching your market; defining your business structure; determining the needed local/state taxes, fees and licenses; developing a marketing strategy, setting up your record keeping system and writing your business plan, and more.
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
This session covers the basics of North Carolina tax compliance ranging from withholding from, employees, sales and use tax requirements. Information provided will help small business owners understand the types of small business taxes as well as the deadlines.
Thursday, March 02, 2017 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. Learn the types of small business taxes you will need to report, types of deductions, deadlines, and much more. Attendee should have computer skills, keyboard, and mouse skills.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
In this seminar, you will be provided a general understanding of banking for your small business. Topics to be covered include choosing your bank, the information needed to establish a relationship with the bank, and the inner workings of your business accounts. An overview will be provided of business banking services, such as merchant services and remote image deposit. We will also discuss items to consider when you need a small business loan.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
A U. S. Department of Labor Investigator will discuss the final rule on a test that must be met for Executive, Administrative, and Professional workers to be exempt. Seminar information will include other Wage and Hour discussions for small business and other businesses with employees or that expect to have future employees. Seating is limited, so please pre-register separately with your own email address.
Monday, May 08, 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.
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