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

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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Events

Thursday, January 25, 2018 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Lunch and Learn: Bring your own lunch - PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED Seminar topics include: identifying the essential building blocks of networking; finding the right connections; ways to keep the network alive and active; and more.
Speaker: LBlumenfield

Start-up Assistance

Thursday, January 25, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Are you considering a career in the publishing industry? Attend and learn the steps of locating or creating a marketable product, business setup, production, printing, and distribution.
Speaker: DWolfe
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Do you have the personality, drive, creativity, adaptability, and other talents to be a successful entrepreneur? During this seminar, attendees will honestly assess “themselves” in order to discover their strengths and weaknesses.
Speaker: BMoore
Monday, February 12, 2018 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Are you thinking of starting your own business? Business ownership can be exhilarating, demanding, and a lucrative endeavor, but it is not for everyone. This will help you clarify myths and realities of small business ownership.
Speaker: KGreen
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Are You Ready to Start a Small Business? In this seminar, prospective business owners will determine if they have what it takes to turn their hobbies, talents and skills into a profitable business. Topics covered will be self-evaluation, personal investment, business basics, and more.
Speaker: SPringle

Financing

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
In this seminar, we will discuss the history of credit scoring, how to read a credit report and what factors are used in calculating your FICO or Beacon score. Using several proven methods, your credit score could increase by 50-100 points or more within 60 days and better prepare small business owners for that loan they are seeking to acquire.
Speaker: Bob Moore
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This seminar 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. In addition, the seminar will cover the Rural Center’s Microenterprise Loan Program and provide small business owners details about its lending criteria and application process.
Speaker: JaLisha Richmond
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Location

4564 Chadbourn Hwy.
Whiteville, NC 28472
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