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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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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, April 03, 2017 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
A good-to-excellent personal credit score is vital for every small business. Can you qualify for a commercial business loan? The lender decision is based on personal credit score? Good credit is a cherished asset to protect and maintain. The course focuses on how to build good personal credit AND establishing commercial credit for your company. Commercial credit is key for those companies needing short term credit for their cash flow management. Good commercial credit becomes a tangible asset of your business. Learn about the factors of credit scoring; how to overcome negative credit issues; the hidden costs of bad credit; how to minimize the risk of identity theft; how to rebuild negative credit reports, and how to engage creditors successfully.
Speaker: Don Spry
Thursday, April 20, 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: ASorrells

Managing Employees

Thursday, March 30, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
This seminar will help you recognize, understand, actively seek out and leverage differences in the workplace to improve business results and to use each employees’ unique and diverse contribution.
Speaker: Dalton Dockery
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Valuing diversity means creating a workplace that respects and includes differences, recognizing the unique contributions that individuals with many types of differences can make. This workshop will help your team or organization understand diversity, have a positive effect on creating a work environment to maximize the potential of all employees, create better customer relationships and avoid potential lawsuits.
Speaker: John Formica

Customer Relations

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
From taking calls to providing customer support, sticky situations are bound to arise. Participants will discover customer service and phone etiquette skills to assist them in all situations, whilecreating loyal customer relationships.
Speaker: Christy Ward

Marketing and Sales

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Learn how to market your product online through Facebook, eBay, Craigslist, etc. This seminar will teach you how to sell your service/product with little to no cost involved.
Speaker: Ray Boren
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Whiteville, NC 28472
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