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Small Business Center
North Building
Clinton

Phone: 910-592-8081 ext. 2032
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Amanda Bradshaw
Small Business Center Director
Sampson Community College
PO Box 318/Hwy 24
Clinton, NC 28329
Small Business Center is located in the North Building on Sampson Community College
jbradshaw@sampsoncc.edu
910-592-7176 ext. 2032 (phone)
910-592-8048 (fax)

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!

The Sampson Community College Small Business Center is located in the North Building on the campus of Sampson Community College. The Center’s mission is to support the entrepreneur in starting a business and to provide assistance to business owners in being more successful. Seminar trainings, confidential counseling sessions, and general information is offered to the public at no charge! The Small Business Center works with the local Chamber of Commerce, professional organizations and other governmental agencies to provide training at a low or at no cost to the general public. Schedule your appointment for a confidential counseling session by calling 910-592-7176 ext. 2032.

                  

 



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Events

Start-up Assistance

Thursday, May 04, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This course will provide an introduction to credit, credit agencies, and credit scoring methodologies as you prepare to work with a lending institution. It will cover the importance of credit in lending, utility services, merchant services, and vendor relationships. The student will learn how to establish and/or improve credit scores as well as business banking products and services. Merchant services, both commercial and emerging (Square, Apple Pay, etc.) will also be covered, making this ideal class for not only potential, but also, current business owners. Note: This class will be taught entirely in Spanish.
Speaker: Scott Keen
Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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: Steve Carver

Business Basics

Tuesday, June 06, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 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.
Speaker: Scott Keen
Tuesday, June 06, 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 to be found by customers wanting to spend money on your products and services! This class is a must in today's mobile and search-drive society. Note: This class will be taught entirely in Spanish.
Speaker: Scott Keen

Financing

Thursday, May 11, 2017 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Once you have a good idea how much time and investment capital your new your business will require, consider lots of options where to find the needed funds while keeping your long term debt as low as possible. The workshop focus is about "bootstrapping", self fund raising, using old assets to produce new capital, family/friends borrowing tips and preparing to visit the bankers.
Speaker: Steve Carver

Customer Relations

Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Won’t it stop?! As a small business owner, today’s increasing pace of change can create a personal and work life that mirrors the experience of standing on the baseline at a tennis court and having your opponent fire balls from a tennis cannon at you. This type of change seems constant; before you can assimilate one change another comes along. The phenomenon has become known as “Repetitive Change Syndrome (RCS).” Moving through change, and especially leading in times of change as the business owner, takes time and energy; it’s extremely stressful. In “I Didn’t Sign On For This! Dealing With Constant Change In the Workplace,” you will learn: - How to recognize the change effects on you and your small business - Why we resist change and how to lower resistance from employees - How to more easily embrace and work within the change - How to use practical time and management strategies to better deal with the stress of change. - How to move on to the new reality The style of presentation is highly interactive, lighthearted and fast-paced. Business Owners often comment that they had a lot of “Aha!” moments and frequently say, “I needed this right now in my life…and for more than just work.”
Speaker: Mike Collins

Business Accounting and Budget

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Gain a workable knowledge of how to properly record financial transactions for your business. Discover the three most important financial reports and how to use them to make the best-informed business decisions. If you're a new business owner or need a refresher on the basics of accounting, this seminar is designed for you.
Speaker: Steve Carver
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