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Randolph Community College Small Business Center
CEIC Building
Asheboro

Phone: 336-862-7980
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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!

For more information, please contact:

Adrianne Siler - 336-862-7980 amsiler@randolph.edu 

Lynn Richardson, Administrative Assistant - 336-862-7980 lrrichardson@randolph.edu


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Events

Start-up Assistance

Thursday, July 27, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
JB and Claire Davis Training Center. Registration required. Randolph Community College's Small Business Center and the NC Pottery Center are teaming up to offer a unique seminar about how to break into and succeed in the thriving NC pottery industry. This industry has been one of the most prominent in our part of the state for decades. Even though this area of NC is one of the most active and thriving within the pottery industry the risk of opening and operating your own small business in this industry runs the risk often associated with opening your own venture. This seminar will give you first hand information of how to build your business on a solid foundation and then provide tailored information for success and best practices within the pottery industry. Please join us for this FREE event and an evening packed full of information and comradery. Our speakers include: Ed Ormsby- who is a published author and has many years of on hand experience in starting small businesses and helping them succeed. Hitomi Shibata- is a local pottery artist who has studied and made pottery for more than 25 years and has operated her own studio and kiln since 2008 Dan Triece- a very popular NC potter who runs Dirtworks Pottery and has had his pieces featured all over the east coast.
Speaker: Ed Ormsby, Hitomi Shibata, Dan Triece
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The most important task in starting a new business or growing an existing business is the business plan. No lender will discuss financing without one. Without a well thought-out, written business plan many small businesses may be doomed to failure. This seminar is designed to explain exactly what goes in to a business plan, why, how to find the information you need and how to properly manage from it. For those who decide to continue, your Community College Small Business Center counselor will work with you on a one-on-one basis until the plan is complete.
Speaker: Ed Ormsby
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Room 307. Registration Required. Setting up and managing a nonprofit organization is very different from a for-profit business. There are literally millions of dollars available through both government and private agencies and foundations for non-profit entities. Identifying those that might apply to your specific business is important. Understanding and following their individual requirements, however, are essential to successful presentations. This seminar is designed to explain and prepare you not only for setting up a nonprofit business, but also for the grant proposal process. Anyone new to the grant writing process should attend this seminar. Ed Ormsby has been providing counseling and consulting services to small business owners for over twenty years. He has held virtually every sales, marketing and executive management position with Fortune 500, mid-sized and small businesses throughout the Southeast. He has been a small business developer and owner for over twenty years. Ed's passion for helping others is apparent in the way he conducts his seminars as well as in his personal life. His presentation style is informal and engaging, encouraging participants to interact throughout.
Speaker: Ed Ormsby
Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Room 117. Registration Required. A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.
Speaker: Jo Ann Harris
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 117. Registration Required. A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for making the process easy. This seminar is designed for new and established business owners.
Speaker: Ed Ormsby

Business Basics

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Join the Small Business Center at Randolph Community College for a special event. Speaker Bruce Nelson is a former CEO of Office Depot and now runs and operates a farm and cafe in Saxapahaw, NC. Bruce has one of the most unique perspectives on the difference an entrepreneur and small business can have on their local community versus what a large corporate entity can. As consumers we always hear about the benefits of shopping local but this seminar will show you the true impact of a dollar spent in your local community. Also, many small businesses are great corporate citizens and help their customers and community achieve their dreams. This seminar will help attendees see the difference that the small business community makes on their everyday life and creates the change that people want to see.
Speaker: Bruce Nelson

Financing

Monday, July 31, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Room 307. Registration required. 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 answers to these questions may surprise you when it comes to increasing your credit score. Now more than ever, having good credit is important in being able to obtain a loan for your business or to obtain a personal loan. Your credit score is also important in determining the interest rate of your loans, your insurance premiums and deposits required for phone and utility services. As of October 1, 2005, every adult in North Carolina has been able to receive a free credit report from each of the three credit reporting bureaus. Do you understand these reports and how to read them? In this three-hour seminar we will discuss the history of credit scoring, how to read a credit report and what factors are used in calculating your FICO or Beacon score. You will learn the legal tricks credit bureaus do not reveal on how to raise your score simply by the way you use your credit cards, treat inquiries, make your payments and carry balances. This seminar will also include information about the importance of maintaining good credit and the positive financial consequences it produces. Using several proven methods, your credit score could increase by 50-100 points or more within 60 days. Make plans to attend now!
Speaker: Bob Moore
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Location

413 Industrial Park Avenue, Asheboro, NC 27205, USA
We are located at the front of the CEIC building in room 202.  Just go to the front entrance and ask for the SBC.
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