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Rockingham Community College - SBC
Bishopric Lifelong Learning Center - Office 105
Wentworth, NC

Phone: 336-342-4261 Ext. 2316
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Rockingham Community College

The Rockingham Community College Small Business Center (SBC) is located in the Advanced Technology Building on the college’s campus, room 107-P The SBC provides a range of services to small business owners, prospective owners and anyone who is determined to be a more successful and fulfilled person.

Small businesses are vital to Rockingham County and North Carolina. More than 97% of all North Carolina businesses employ less than 100 people and over 80% 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.

The SBC provides the following services:

Seminars and short courses 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

Online Request for Counseling


Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Free Training Workshop One of the best ways to Grow Your Business is to model those leaders who have successful growing businesses. They often achieve their business goals and grow their businesses by implementing 8 specific Success Strategies. These Success Strategies, when joined together, provides a structured approach that will help you achieve your business goals and Grow Your Business. During to this 3-hour workshop you will learn: *How to establish your business growth goals and plan the actions you need to take to achieve them. *How to organize yourself and your business so that you can easily follow your plan. *How to make and gain commitment to your growth goals and plans and how to take massive action. *How to monitor, measure, control activities, and enjoy yourself while doing it.
Speaker: Richard Morreale
Thursday, August 10, 2017 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Time can be one of the Small Business Owners most precious resources. It is important, therefore, to manage it well. Effective time management involves being proactive rather than reactive. It involves taking charge of what you spend your time doing rather than letting someone or something outside of yourself dictate what actions you take. In this workshop, Richard will cover: *Time Management Mistakes and myths *Short history of Time Management *Benefits of Time Management *Various methods of managing time *Being proactive in managing your time *The enhanced Time Management Process At the end of this 3-hour seminar attendees will walk away with a process that, if followed, will "up" their productivity by at least 30%.
Speaker: Richard Morreale
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Customers are key to building a successful business and your on-line reputation is crucial for finding customers. This fast-paced class teaches you where and how to find your customers. In this course, you will learn how to get a free On-line Reputation Report. Learn which SEO keywords your competition are using for free. We will briefly compare the past traditional methods of marketing to the more current methods of social media. You will quickly learn how to find, motivate and keep customers coming to your business. Discover the variety of free market research tools that will give you critical information about your industry and customers.
Speaker: Nick Hawks
Friday, August 25, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Speaker: Richard Morreale
Monday, September 11, 2017 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Grants are an excellent way to bring revenue into a company. However, there is usually keen competition for most grants. So, to be awarded grants, the owner must be excellent at identifying applicable grants and excellent at writing the winning grant proposal.In this workshop, Richard Morreale will be presenting a structured approach for writing and winning grant proposals. The approach will include: *Where to look for grant funding *How to write winning proposals *How to structure the proposal *The contents to included in the proposal *How to make the proposal stand out from others *Loads more killer ideas on how to find, write and win grants *Learn while you lunch— free lunch provided*
Speaker: Richard Morreale
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
If you’ve been thinking about setting up an online store, then this interactive workshop is meant for you? Lady Bizness will present and discuss: *various options for starting an on-line store *using Social Media to guarantee success of your on-line store *the pros and cons of Stand Alone vs. Embedded Stores *tips, tools and store marketing
Speaker: Lady Bizness Inc.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Your own Branded Graphics and Message are two of the most important entities on Social Media. But how do you create your own Branded Graphics and Message? This hands-on course will cover: *basic techniques on multiple platforms to help you brand your business with your own graphics *creating a profile and cover photo for your existing Social Media accounts *sites, tools, and tips to help in creating graphics for each social platform *listing of free stock photo sites and ideas for content creation for your brand
Speaker: Lady Bizness Inc.
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