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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

 
 
Monday, August 01, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
By now you’re realized that social media is here to stay. It has become something many consumers interact with on a day-to-day basis. Small businesses and non-profits stand out and compete in today’s marketing landscape by using social media. Managing social media activity can be daunting to time-starved business owners and non-profits who cannot afford to live on social media all day nor can they ignore it. Luckily, there are tools designed to help manage the daily tasks of participating and managing social media activity for your brand. We’ve put together an advanced social strategy for you in this seminar that will help save time.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 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. Students/Attendees who complete this seminar along with the 3 other Non-Profit seminars in this Fall series will receive a ‘Non-Profit Seminar Series Certificate of Attendance.’ The Non-Profit seminars in this Fall series must be taken at JCC and do not include any Non-Profit seminars you may have taken before August 16, 2016 or at another College.
Thursday, August 18, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Bylaws define how a nonprofit organization will be managed and how it will run. They create a framework for the organization. This seminar is a guideline for starting and understanding the process. Students/Attendees must register and complete ‘How to Start a Non-Profit – August 16, 2016 @ JCC’ to register for this seminar. Students/Attendees who complete this seminar along with the 3 other Non-Profit seminars in this Fall series will receive a ‘Non-Profit Seminar Series Certificate of Attendance.’ The Non-Profit seminars in this Fall series must be taken at JCC and do not include any Non-Profit seminars you may have taken before August 16, 2016 or at another College.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Have you always dreamed of starting a small business, but did know where or how to begin? This seminar will give you much information on the first baby steps for the beginning process of starting a small business. Other SBC seminars will be a continuation of this one.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 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 start-up and funding your business. There is no need to buy expensive software to write a business plan. This seminar and the SBC counseling will be your software
Thursday, September 08, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Most non-profits are small businesses with very few employees. Will your non-profit accept donations and volunteers? Will contributions to your organization be deductible? How do you set up the organization? Come to the seminar for answers. Students/Attendees must register and complete ‘How to Start a Non-Profit – August 16, 2016 @ JCC AND How to Develop of Revise By-Laws for a Non-Profit – August 18, 2016 @ JCC’ to register for this seminar. Students/Attendees who complete this seminar along with the 3 other Non-Profit seminars in this Fall series will receive a ‘Non-Profit Seminar Series Certificate of Attendance.’ The Non-Profit seminars in this Fall series must be taken at JCC and do not include any Non-Profit seminars you may have taken before August 16, 2016 or at another College.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 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 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 enterprise. This seminar will show you how to quickly spot positive and negative Cash Flow indicators and the simple ways to guide your business to a profitable and secure future.
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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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