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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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Monday, September 18, 2017 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM, 1 sessions ending Monday, October 30
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, October 24, 2017 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. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older.
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
With the year's season coming up fast, now's our chance to help small businesses make it a success. This special Holiday livestream will show small businesses how to be found when this season's customers are searching online. To ensure small businesses get the latest and greatest tips on preparing for the holiday season, we’re teaming up with Facebook, Constant Contact, and Square for this one-of-a-kind event. The livestream will include a live Q&A. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older. ***Bring your fully charged laptop or tablet to the seminar.
Thursday, November 02, 2017 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.
Monday, November 06, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Your programs are the highest priority for any nonprofit manager or director. Revenue generation is the second. New ways for nonprofits to raise revenue spring into existence every year, but where those funds come from often stays the same year after year. There is a small inventory of methods that should form the backbone of your fundraising efforts. These are, your "bread and butter." Come and learn more of “How to put the funds into your Fundraising efforts.”
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This seminar will give a dynamic overview of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, blogging and free online directories for your Small Business. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older.
Thursday, November 09, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
A U. S. Department of Labor Investigator will discuss federal labor information which includes Exempt versus Non-Exempt Employee, is the person a contractor or hourly employee, other Wage and Hour discussions for small businesses. Student/attendee must register for each seminar separately and must be 18 or older.
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