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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, September 27, 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. Even if you use an Accountant or CPA, you need to understand some of the basics.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Does your office or work area look like you are a hoarder? Do you spent most of your day looking for things. Is the seat or dash of your car or truck your file cabinet. You can now learn a storage and filing system rather than using the pile system. Find out how much stuff you really need to file for your small business and how long you need to keep it.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016 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. You will find many answers in this seminar.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Create a marketing plan that is clear focused, results driven and relevant in this informative seminar. You will learn a simple way to create a one-page marketing plan and a marketing map to follow that includes the web, social marketing, and traditional marketing.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 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, October 13, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 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.
Monday, October 17, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 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 ancillary banking services, such as merchant services and remote image deposit. We will also discuss items to consider when you need a small business loan.
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