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Small Business Center
North Building

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
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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Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Learn the basic skills and strategies needed to have a successful sustainable business organization. The session includes discussions about finding the time for your new business, creating business models, organization, fundamental understanding "trading time for money" and how to set prices when charging for your services. Learn what profit centers are and why are they so important for your future. Know how a well planned Internet presence is a vital component for success in small business today.
Speaker: Steve Carver
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Every business needs as many manageable revenue generators as possible. Surveying and selecting the best revenue sources for a business is critical for its survival. Learning to establish the best profit centers that will increase sales without driving up overhead cost is a primary goal of this workshop. Next, planning a targeted marketing campaign for profit center aimed at predetermined customer groups will raise sales and volume numbers while reducing overall marketing expenses.
Speaker: Steve Carver
Thursday, April 13, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Learn how to use two of the most popular and influential computer applications in business, Microsoft Word and Excel, with a focus on the Spanish language. This course will also provide comprehensive instruction on using the Spanish language resources for both applications, leaving the student with a more practical working knowledge of MS Word and Excel. Strategies and hands-on how-to's will be shared to help any small business owner in learning to provide more professional documents and with general daily organization. Note: This class will be taught entirely in Spanish.
Speaker: Scott Keen
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Market research isn't just for startups; it's an important ongoing process for every small business. Developing a focused and effective marketing plan requires up-to-date market analysis. Discover the variety of market research tools that will give you critical information about your industry and customers. Get the data you need to test the feasibility or a new business, find the competition and potential customers interested in your proposed product or service.
Speaker: Steve Carver
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, April 18, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 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
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