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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, January 24, 2017 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. Even if you use an Accountant or CPA, you need to understand some of the basics.
Monday, January 30, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
A strong business plan is a critical part of business success. Set yourself up for the success of your small business with proper planning. This workshop covers the basics you need to put together a business plan that will assist you with startup and funding your business.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The N.C. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division will provide an informative presentation to the seminar attendees regarding the minimum wage, overtime, wage payment, youth employment and recordkeeping requirements of the N.C. Wage and Hour Act. This is a must for all existing or potential small businesses.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM, 1 sessions ending Wednesday, February 15
Join this ONLINE SEMINAR to learn the steps to get your business on "Google My Business" and optimize your Google listings. MODULES INCLUDE: Explanation of the importance of optimizing Google listings, Online search for your business, Instructions for setting up your profile and completing the process, Optimization of your listing, Reviews & Best Practices, and a live Q & A call to follow up the class. Also included is a special expedited verification procedure! 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.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM, 1 sessions ending Wednesday, March 15
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.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Why is social media important to your small business marketing efforts? Which social media is right for you? How to use social media to draw proper attention to your business. Common mistakes that lead to negative social media attention, plus tools, utilities and metrics. This seminar will be a perfect planning tool for existing small businesses or start up small business.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Before selecting a business structure, you should understand each structure, its unique issues, and tax consequences. This seminar will review the various structures a business can take - sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, Limited Liability Company, etc. and the advantages and disadvantages of each one. The presenter will also discuss some accounting requirements pertinent for small businesses and any special accounting situations related to each type.
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