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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  Thank you.

Bob Moore
Director, Small Business Center

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
How to Purchase and Rent Your Own Property (Free) This seminar is designed to assist the beginning investor as well as the individual buying a home for the first time. Learn how you can locate and purchase foreclosed properties using several creative, proven methods and why investing in real estate can provide immediate and future returns. Whether you are seeking part-time income from rental properties you own or a career in real estate investing, this seminar will guide you towards your success. This presentation is open to the public and provided FREE of charge due to special funding arrangements for the Small Business Center and Robeson Community College. Please register for this seminar by following the instructions on page 22. If you do not have internet access, call 910-272-3631. Walk-ins are allowed. Th 6:30pm -8:30pm 06/06/17 WDC Dennis Watts
Speaker: Dennis Watts
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Google Business Apps for Today's Entrepreneur (Spanish Only) Tuesday, June 13, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM This workshop is designed to teach the basics of the various free Google business applications, including Gmail, Google Docs, Drive, Alerts, and Calendar. Also, practical instruction and setup of Google MyBusiness will literally put your business on the map and provide an introduction into how better be found by customers wanting to spend money on your products and services! This class is a must in today's mobile and search-driven society. Note: This class will be taught entirely in Spanish. Aplicaciones empresariales de Google para el empresario de hoy. Taller en español. Martes, 13 de junio de 2017 6:00 pm a 8:00 pm Este taller está diseñado para enseñar los conceptos básicos de las distintas aplicaciones empresariales gratuitas de Google, como Gmail, Google Docs, Drive, Alertas y Calendario. Además, la instrucción práctica y la configuración de Google MyBusiness literalmente pondrá su negocio en el mapa y ofrecer una introducción a la mejor manera de ser encontrado por los clientes que quieren comprar sus productos y servicios! Esta clase es una necesidad en la movilidad de hoy en día y la sociedad de búsqueda de unidad. Nota: Esta clase se impartirá íntegramente en español.
Speaker: J. Scott Keen
Thursday, June 29, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Taxes and Local Certifications for the New Business Owner (Spanish Only) Thursday, June 29, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM This course will provide the Spanish-speaking business owner with training in the local, state, and federal requirements of starting and operating a business. Local certifications, including inspection, health department, and zoning topics, will be covered, as well as how to apply and comply with North Carolina Department of Revenue and federal Internal Revenue Service regulations. Learn the secrets that will help you not only survive, but thrive, in business. Note: This class will be taught entirely in Spanish. Impuestos y certificaciones locales para el nuevo empresario (para hispanohablantes) Jueves 29 de junio de 2017 6:00 pm a 8:00 pm Este curso proveerá al empresario hispano capacitación en los requisitos locales, estatales y federales de iniciar y operar un negocio. Se cubrirán las certificaciones locales, incluyendo la inspección, el departamento de salud y los temas de zonificación, así como la forma de solicitar y cumplir con las regulaciones del Departamento de Ingresos de Carolina del Norte y del Servicio Federal de Rentas Internas. Aprenda los secretos que le ayudarán no sólo a sobrevivir, sino a prosperar, en los negocios. Nota: Esta clase se impartirá íntegramente en español.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Social Media Marketing Strategy (FREE) During this seminar you will learn how to promote your small business through the major social media platforms that exist today such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest and Instagram. You will also learn how to find and target your customers on these platforms and how to develop a plan to interact online using various tools and strategies available. Please register for this seminar by following the instructions on page 22. If you do not have internet access, call 910-272-3631. Walk-ins are allowed. T 6:30pm - 8:30pm 6/20/17 WDC Todd Lyden
Speaker: Todd Lyden


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
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