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Sandhills Community College Small Business Center
Van Dusen Hall

Phone: 910-695-3938
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The Small Business Center (SBC) is located at the Dedman Center for Business Leadership in 101 Van Dusen Hall on the Pinehurst campus. The center offers free seminars, counseling, resources, and networking opportunities for budding entrepreneurs and small business owners.

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Seminars, Workshops & Certificates

The SBC offers free seminars and other opportunities targeted to the needs of small business owners and startups. Scroll down to see the complete list of upcoming seminars and workshops.

Counseling & Resources

The SBC also offers one-on-one counseling and resources about starting a business or about specific business needs.

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Contact Information

Teresa Reynolds. M.A.
101 Van Dusen Hall
(910) 695-3938



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Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Understand the basics of starting a business. Turn your idea into an opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing, as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea.
Speaker: SCORE Representative
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Gain a solid understanding of taxes required for small business owners and develop a tax strategy for your business. Become familiar with the latest tax forms and procedures for both state and federal taxes. Discover how everyday business decisions can have tax implications that can affect your bottom line. New and experienced business owners will benefit from this information. 
Speaker: SCORE Representative
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
You can start a business on a limited budget that will lead to bigger dollars and maybe a new future. There are lots of small businesses you can create without having a lot of startup dollars. Business ideas are all around you: in your home and yard, including your hobbies, or past or current work experiences. As little as $100 may get you started. This program will focus on: • Finding the business that fits you. • Finding resources to get started & easy ways to get a little bit of money. • Planning your small business like a big business. • Incorporating 5 resources everyone has to work with.
Speaker: Mike Collins
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
A business plan is an important tool for a small business owner. Learn 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 a 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, and steps for making the process easy.
Speaker: Mike Collins
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
What would be the best small business for you to start right now? Would it be retail, manufacturing, a service business, or direct marketing? This seminar will focus on three areas: • How to create a business idea that fits you. • Hot businesses that will grow in coming years. • Types of businesses with growth potential. • Easy-to-follow steps to get started.
Speaker: Mike Collins


Monday, September 11, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Grant writing is essential to many nonprofits and entrepreneurs. Join expert Sam Gore as he shares powerful grantwriting knowledge and "tried and true" tactics to submit a successful grant.
Speaker: Sam Gore
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Financing continues to challenge many small business owners. Questions range from: Who will give me money for my business idea and what do they need from me? to, How will this business make money and will it be enough to pay back a loan or attract an investor? Get these qustions answered. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of different types of funding sources and how to choose the right one for your needs.
Speaker: SCORE Representative
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