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Lenoir Community College Small Business Center
Kinston Enterprise Center, Building 26

Phone: (252) 522-8021
Email: Send

Greg Hannibal, Director
Small Business Center & Microenterprise Programs

Lenoir Community College Small Business Center acts as the umbrella for several Continuing Education programs in order to offer free business training, confidential counseling, and resource information to prospective and existing small business owners in Lenoir, Greene and Jones counties.  Please visit for more information.

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Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, May 02, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This workshop will provide details of the step by step process for creating an Internet business. Under this easy to understand format you will receive valuable tips and learn effective strategies for making sales the first day you go online! Start writing your business plan around one of the various products that are available for starting a business now!
Speaker: S. Carver

Managing Employees

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Every employer has the responsibility to comply with federal and state wage and hour laws. Find out what is required by the NC Department of Labor in this information-packed seminar. Discussion will include FSLA coverage, training, meetings, on call and overtime, minimum wages, employment relationships, uniforms, child labor, exemptions, Form I-9, record keeping, deductions, the Family and Medical Leave Act and more.
Speaker: NCDOL

Business Accounting and Budget

Thursday, April 06, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This workshop is designed to help small business owners in the start-up and early phases of their business learn the basics of sound record keeping. Topics to be covered include: • Components of a successful record keeping system • Accounting methods and procedures • Hiring employees • The chart of accounts • Key financial statements.
Speaker: K. Beauchamp


On Demand, available until June 30
HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) is a global program that offers aspiring entrepreneurs and small business-owners valuable business skills. HP LIFE offers participants a path to realizing their business dreams. The NC Small Business Center Network, in partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), is pleased to offer this innovative program to NC entrepreneurs and small business owners free of charge! This program is self-paced, making it possible for more aspiring entrepreneurs to participate. All you have to do is register to start.
Speaker: Various
Location: Online


Tuesday, April 25, 2017 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
No matter what form of entity your business operates under, there are considerable risks and liabilities that must be taken into consideration. Operating a non-profit organization with integrity means to do what is right. This seminar provides an overview of various activities that place non-profit organizations at risk of losing their tax-exempt status. The session also covers effective strategies and ethical practices of responsible organizational management that are essential to the avoidance of legal pitfalls.
Speaker: A. Lewis
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