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Southeastern Community College Small Business Center
Southeastern Community College, Building T

Phone: 910-642-7141, x 419
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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. The Small Business Center at Southeastern Community College is here to assist you by offering one-on-one confidential business counseling plus 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!

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 AM
This seminar is designed to help you avoid burnout as leader of a non-profit organization. You will learn about practical tools, resources and communication mechanism for all types of non-profits (especially small and rural) and newly developing organizations. This seminar will utilize real life application, interactive discussions and group activities to ultimately encourage your leadership.
Speaker: Keryn Vickers

Start-up Assistance

Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Asista a este seminario y aprenda los fundamentos de como comenzar un negocio pequeño. Los participantes aprenderán estrategias claves para arranque comercial, financiación, mercadotecnia, así como información importante acerca de cuestiones legales, división por zonas, y más. (Spanish Version)
Speaker: MBiebl
Monday, June 05, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
There is a great deal of misunderstanding of how to start a non-profit organization. This seminar will provide a brief overview of the non-profit sector and will cover the essential steps to successfully form a non-profit organization in North Carolina.
Speaker: TLewis
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
In this seminar, you will learn how to start your business on a limited budget and how to grow your business. You will also learn how to prepare a simple business plan and how you can get your business started right away.
Speaker: MCollins
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
This seminar is completely in Spanish.
Speaker: NSandoval


Thursday, June 08, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This seminar is designed to help small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs understand how to access credit and capital for their businesses. It will review the six basic principles many lenders use to make credit decisions and provide an overview of the resources available in North Carolina for small businesses. Finally, the seminar will cover the Rural Center's Microenterprise Loan Program and provide details about its lending criteria and application process.
Speaker: JRichmond

Managing a Business

Thursday, June 08, 2017 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Attend and learn how to protect yourself and your small business from hackers and cyber criminals. This seminar will teach you how and what you need to do to ensure your network and information is secure.
Speaker: RBoren
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Whiteville, NC 28472
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