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Robeson Community College Small Business Center
Workforce Development Center, Building 18
Lumberton, NC

Phone: 910-272-3700
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About The Small Business Center

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. Small businesses are vital to Robeson County and North Carolina. More than 97 percent of all North Carolina businesses employ less than 100 people and over 80 percent of all North Carolina businesses employ 20 workers or less. The SBC helps current and prospective small businesses by offering assistance through useful information, education and training, counseling and referral.

Some of our services include:  

Seminars and workshops for business owners and employees
Direct one-to-one assistance for small business owners and prospective owners
Networking opportunities
A resource and information bank
Partnerships with state agencies and other groups
Training and upgrading for the employees of small businesses

Our Small Business Center is here to assist you.  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 about our services and how we can assist you, please call 910-272-3631 or email bmoore@robeson.edu.  Thank you.

Bob Moore
Director, Small Business Center

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Events

Monday, August 21, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
**NEW** “Dream, Dare, Believe and Do – Secret Success Principals to Achieve Greatness in Business and Life” – FREE During this seminar, you will learn secret success principals to overcome challenges in business and life, how to build your self-esteem, overcome fears, have a plan for your life and be the best you can be. The presenter, John Formica (the ex-Disney Guy), will share his incredible life-changing story about his journey to the top of Mt. Rainier. Learn how John overcame his fears on the mountain, pushed himself to the limit, avoided death and persevered to achieve his goal. Let John help you reach the top of your own mountain in life and achieve greatness today! Please register for this seminar by following the instructions on page XX. If you do not have internet access, call 910-272-3631 to register. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows. M 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 08/21/17 WDC John Formica
Speaker: John Formica
Monday, August 28, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
**NEW** “How to Find, Interview, and Hire Magical People - Secrets That Will Absolutely Prevent You From Ever Having a Bad Hire Again!” – FREE Are you tired of having candidates that perform well during the interview only to be a disappointment once they are on the job? Is your business like a revolving door of average employees coming and going? Have you ever wondered why your competition has better players? Your people are your greatest asset yet most managers and business owners have no idea how to find and hire great people. What would your organization look like if you had all the right people? How much productivity, poor team morale, lost customers and money are the wrong people costing you? John’s Formica (the ex-Disney Guy) will present this one of a kind program that will prevent you from ever having a bad hire again! Make plans to attend now! Please register for this seminar by following the instructions on page XX. If you do not have internet access, call 910-272-3631 to register. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows. M 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 08/28/17 WDC John Formica
Speaker: John Formica
Saturday, September 09, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
How to Start a Non-Profit (A Certificate will be awarded. See instructions below) Non-profits are one of the fastest growing types of businesses in America today. These three seminars have been created for those individuals who desire information on how non-profits are started. The presenter for these seminars will be non-profit specialist, Sam Gore. Certificate Requirements: A certificate, issued by the Small Business Center of Robeson Community College, will be awarded to the attendees who complete six-hours of instruction in “How to Start a Non-Profit.” You must attend all three seminars (a total of six hours of instruction) to receive certification. Cost: These presentations are open to the public and provided FREE of charge. Registration: Please register for each seminar you would like to attend by following the instructions on page XX. If you do not have internet access, call 910-272-3631 to register. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows. Location: The Workforce Development Center (Building 18) S 8:30 am-10:30 am 09/09/17 “How to Start a Non-Profit Organization
Speaker: Sam Gore
Saturday, September 09, 2017 10:45 AM to 12:45 PM
How to Start a Non-Profit (A Certificate will be awarded. See instructions below) Non-profits are one of the fastest growing types of businesses in America today. These three seminars have been created for those individuals who desire information on how non-profits are started. The presenter for these seminars will be non-profit specialist, Sam Gore. Certificate Requirements: A certificate, issued by the Small Business Center of Robeson Community College, will be awarded to the attendees who complete six-hours of instruction in “How to Start a Non-Profit.” You must attend all three seminars (a total of six hours of instruction) to receive certification. Cost: These presentations are open to the public and provided FREE of charge. Registration: Please register for each seminar you would like to attend by following the instructions on page XX. If you do not have internet access, call 910-272-3631 to register. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows. Location: The Workforce Development Center (Building 18) S 10:45 am-12:45 pm 09/09/17 “How to Write the By-Laws for a Non-Profit”
Speaker: Sam Gore
Saturday, September 09, 2017 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
How to Start a Non-Profit (A Certificate will be awarded. See instructions below) Non-profits are one of the fastest growing types of businesses in America today. These three seminars have been created for those individuals who desire information on how non-profits are started. The presenter for these seminars will be non-profit specialist, Sam Gore. Certificate Requirements: A certificate, issued by the Small Business Center of Robeson Community College, will be awarded to the attendees who complete six-hours of instruction in “How to Start a Non-Profit.” You must attend all three seminars (a total of six hours of instruction) to receive certification. Cost: These presentations are open to the public and provided FREE of charge. Registration: Please register for each seminar you would like to attend by following the instructions on page XX. If you do not have internet access, call 910-272-3631 to register. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows. Location: The Workforce Development Center (Building 18) S 1:30 pm-3:30 pm 09/09/17 “How to Complete the 501(c)3 IRS Paperwork”
Speaker: Sam Gore Sam Gore
Monday, September 11, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
“The Best Small Business to Start Right Now” – FREE What would be the best small business for you to start right now? Would it be a service business, retail, manufacturing or direct marketing? “The Best Small Business to Start Right Now,” presented by Mike Collins, can help you answer these questions. This seminar will focus on three areas: • How to create a business idea that fits you • “Hot” businesses that will grow in coming years and over 30 types of businesses with growth potential • Five easy-to-use steps to starting a business If you think the time is right for you to start a business – you are right! This program will help you get started the right way. The program presenter will be Mike Collins, president of The Perfect Workday Company. Collins is one of the most frequently featured business seminar presenters in the Southeastern United States. Please register for this seminar by following the instructions on page XX. If you do not have internet access, call 910-272-3631 to register. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows. M 6:30 pm-8:30 pm 09/11/17 WDC Mike Collins
Speaker: Mike Colliins
Saturday, September 16, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
How to Write Grants, Find Grants and Develop Board Members (A Certificate will be awardedd upon completion of this series. See instructions below.) The success of a non-profit organization will depend on the leadership of the board members and obtaining funding. These three seminars have been created for individuals who desire information on how a non-profit organization can qualify to apply for grants, how to complete grant applications and where to locate sources of grant money. In addition, this series will cover how to find and develop great board members. The presenter for these seminars will be non-profit specialist, Sam Gore. Certificate Requirements: A certificate, issued by the Small Business Center of Robeson Community College, will be awarded to the attendees who complete six-hours of instruction in How to Write Grants, Find Grants and Develop Board Members. . You must attend all three seminars (a total of six hours of instruction) to receive certification. Cost: These presentations are open to the public and provided FREE of charge. Registration: Please register for each seminar you would like to attend by following the instructions on page XX. If you do not have internet access, call 910-272-3631 to register. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows. Location: The Workforce Development Center (Building 18) S 8:30 am-10:30 am 09/16/17 “Grant Writing 101”
Speaker: Sam Gore
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