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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

Saturday, September 23, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
The How to Start and Operate a Small Business (A Certificate will be awarded upon completion of this series. See instructions below) Many entrepreneurs want to start a business right away because the idea of being their own boss is a passion that must be released as soon as possible; however, before money is invested or borrowed, there are multiple business principles that new business owners must learn and understand. These seminars have been carefully selected to assist individuals who want to start their own business. If you have already started a business but you have questions about marketing, bookkeeping, taxes or business loans, these seminars will benefit you greatly as well. While participating in this series, you will learn how to: • Fairly evaluate your business idea • Price your products and services • Write a successful business plan • Locate sources of funding • Start and grow your business • Properly license your business and select the proper legal structure • Market your business • Keep proper records and pay the correct taxes • And much more Seminars will be presented by Tim Dannelly, Dennis Watts, Thomas Patrick and Mike Collins. Certificate Requirements: A certificate, issued by the Small Business Center of Robeson Community College, will be awarded to the attendees who complete at least 14 hours of instructions. You may attend as few or as many seminars as you desire; however, you must attend at least 14 hours of instruction to receive a certificate. 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 clicking the register button above. 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 09/23/17 “How to Start a Business
Speaker: Dennis Watts
Saturday, September 23, 2017 10:45 AM to 12:45 PM
The How to Start and Operate a Small Business (A Certificate will be awarded upon completion of this series. See instructions below) Many entrepreneurs want to start a business right away because the idea of being their own boss is a passion that must be released as soon as possible; however, before money is invested or borrowed, there are multiple business principles that new business owners must learn and understand. These seminars have been carefully selected to assist individuals who want to start their own business. If you have already started a business but you have questions about marketing, bookkeeping, taxes or business loans, these seminars will benefit you greatly as well. While participating in this series, you will learn how to: • Fairly evaluate your business idea • Price your products and services • Write a successful business plan • Locate sources of funding • Start and grow your business • Properly license your business and select the proper legal structure • Market your business • Keep proper records and pay the correct taxes • And much more Seminars will be presented by Tim Dannelly, Dennis Watts, Thomas Patrick and Mike Collins. Certificate Requirements: A certificate, issued by the Small Business Center of Robeson Community College, will be awarded to the attendees who complete at least 14 hours of instructions. You may attend as few or as many seminars as you desire; however, you must attend at least 14 hours of instruction to receive a certificate. 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 clicking the register button above. 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)
Speaker: Dennis Watts
Saturday, September 23, 2017 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
The How to Start and Operate a Small Business (A Certificate will be awarded upon completion of this series. See instructions below) Many entrepreneurs want to start a business right away because the idea of being their own boss is a passion that must be released as soon as possible; however, before money is invested or borrowed, there are multiple business principles that new business owners must learn and understand. These seminars have been carefully selected to assist individuals who want to start their own business. If you have already started a business but you have questions about marketing, bookkeeping, taxes or business loans, these seminars will benefit you greatly as well. While participating in this series, you will learn how to: • Fairly evaluate your business idea • Price your products and services • Write a successful business plan • Locate sources of funding • Start and grow your business • Properly license your business and select the proper legal structure • Market your business • Keep proper records and pay the correct taxes • And much more Seminars will be presented by Tim Dannelly, Dennis Watts, Thomas Patrick and Mike Collins. Certificate Requirements: A certificate, issued by the Small Business Center of Robeson Community College, will be awarded to the attendees who complete at least 14 hours of instructions. You may attend as few or as many seminars as you desire; however, you must attend at least 14 hours of instruction to receive a certificate. 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 clicking the register button above. 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)
Saturday, September 23, 2017 2:45 PM to 3:45 PM
The How to Start and Operate a Small Business (A Certificate will be awarded upon completion of this series. See instructions below) Many entrepreneurs want to start a business right away because the idea of being their own boss is a passion that must be released as soon as possible; however, before money is invested or borrowed, there are multiple business principles that new business owners must learn and understand. These seminars have been carefully selected to assist individuals who want to start their own business. If you have already started a business but you have questions about marketing, bookkeeping, taxes or business loans, these seminars will benefit you greatly as well. While participating in this series, you will learn how to: • Fairly evaluate your business idea • Price your products and services • Write a successful business plan • Locate sources of funding • Start and grow your business • Properly license your business and select the proper legal structure • Market your business • Keep proper records and pay the correct taxes • And much more Seminars will be presented by Tim Dannelly, Dennis Watts, Thomas Patrick and Mike Collins. Certificate Requirements: A certificate, issued by the Small Business Center of Robeson Community College, will be awarded to the attendees who complete at least 14 hours of instructions. You may attend as few or as many seminars as you desire; however, you must attend at least 14 hours of instruction to receive a certificate. 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 clicking the register button above. 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)
Monday, September 25, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
**NEW** “Low - Cost Marketing in a Small Town” – FREE Marketing in small towns is tougher that it has even been. Big box stores, dying downtown areas, rapidly changing groups of customers and the Internet are all having an impact on small town marketing. However, when times get though, the tough get focused. When other businesses are grasping for advertising gimmicks and wasting precious resources trying to grab any available sale, smart entrepreneurs are looking to their core businesses and core customers. In “Low Cost Marketing in a Small Town,” business owners and managers will learn why small town marketing is different and how to market when – for whatever reason – times get tough. You will learn: • The basic reasons customers buy from YOU! • Why small town marketing is different • The three best low-cost advertising methods • How to compete against the 800-pound Gorilla – the big box stores • How to create a low-cost marketing plan • Why word-of-mouth promotion can hurt in tough times • How to score more sales from current customers “Low-Cost Marketing in a Small Town” will be presented by Mike Collins, an expert in low-cost marketing. Mike is the President of The Perfect Workday Company, an information company based in the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina. Please register for this seminar by clicking the register button above. 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 09/25/17 WDC Mike Collins
Speaker: Mike Collins
Thursday, September 28, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
“Traits of Successful Business Owners” – FREE Tim Dannelly, seasoned manager and author, believes SUCCESS is best defined as ‘daily moving toward your goals’. Are you moving toward personal success or are you simply “limping along”? Those in business ownership today quickly come to realize the importance of teambuilding, motivating followers and leadership by example when achieving the company’s goals and objectives. Tim Dannelly believes SUCCESS is available to you right now! Join him on September 28 and learn some of the fundamental habits ordinary business owners cultivate to become extremely successful, and to inspire followers to commit to great achievements. Topics include: • Steps in getting employees committed to company goals • Keeping communications open • How to build a winning attitude • How to criticize effectively • Why happiness is so important in the company mission Become one of the strong leaders who keep America great! Attend Traits of Successful Business People. Please register for this seminar by clicking the register button above. If you do not have internet access, call 910-272-3631 to register. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows. TH 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 09/28/17 WDC Tim Dannelly
Speaker: Tim Dannelly
Saturday, September 30, 2017 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
The How to Start and Operate a Small Business (A Certificate will be awarded upon completion of this series. See instructions below) Many entrepreneurs want to start a business right away because the idea of being their own boss is a passion that must be released as soon as possible; however, before money is invested or borrowed, there are multiple business principles that new business owners must learn and understand. These seminars have been carefully selected to assist individuals who want to start their own business. If you have already started a business but you have questions about marketing, bookkeeping, taxes or business loans, these seminars will benefit you greatly as well. While participating in this series, you will learn how to: • Fairly evaluate your business idea • Price your products and services • Write a successful business plan • Locate sources of funding • Start and grow your business • Properly license your business and select the proper legal structure • Market your business • Keep proper records and pay the correct taxes • And much more Seminars will be presented by Tim Dannelly, Dennis Watts, Thomas Patrick and Mike Collins. Certificate Requirements: A certificate, issued by the Small Business Center of Robeson Community College, will be awarded to the attendees who complete at least 14 hours of instructions. You may attend as few or as many seminars as you desire; however, you must attend at least 14 hours of instruction to receive a certificate. 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 clicking the register button above. 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)
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