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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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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The N.C. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Bureau can provide informative presentations to employer or business groups regarding the minimum wage, overtime, wage payment, youth employment and recordkeeping requirements of the N.C. Wage and Hour Act. Additional topics can include the requirements of the Controlled Substance Examination Act and E-Verify laws.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Do you wonder where to start first with your small business idea? Which permits or license you will need or should you get a Tax/Employer ID first? This seminar will give you some GPS directions to begin the preliminary steps for a small business startup.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Do you know the basic 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.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016 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 business. Topics to be explored include the importance of a strong business plan, lender financing options, SBA loan processes, and tips for grant research and writing. This seminar is a must for the savvy business owner!
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Learn how to grow your small business with government contracts for your products and services. The instructor will give information on marketing your small business to the government as well as how to sign up to bid on contracts. Each student/attendee must register separately with their own email address.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is a federal agency that investigates charges and complaints of employment discrimination. Small and medium employers are the backbone of America by employing the bulk of the American workforce. Unfortunately, small to medium employers paid out huge settlement amounts because of the things they do not know about employment discrimination. This workshop will teach you the things you need to know, i.e., effective documentation, discipline and discharge and most importantly from “investigation to litigation”.
Thursday, April 07, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Web site development is a process and as with every process, it should be taken one step at a time. Taught by a veteran web designer, this seminar will help your small business understand the big picture process of setting up and maintaining a website, tools that you can use to make the process easier, and things to look out for along the way. Crawl in and walk out with a plan to take the next steps to developing a website for your small business.
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