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Vance-Granville Community College Small Business Center
Henderson, NC

Phone: 252-738-3240
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The Small Business Center at Vance-Granville Community College was created to provide the small businesses of the community with a focal point for training, education, counseling and referral. The Small Business Center addresses the continuing need for updated information, refinement of management skills and the improvement of profit advantage in risk-taking. Special attention is given to the critical areas of capital formation and prevention of business failures. The Small Business Center program offerings and services include the following:

  1. Seminars and short courses designed to provide small business owners with updated information on various business topics.
  2. Counseling services to new and existing small businesses provided by Small Business Center.
  3. Referrals to appropriate agencies.
  4. Maintaining a network of linkages with Chambers of Commerce, Small Business Administration, economic development agencies, related educational and development agencies, business volunteers, Department of Economic Development, banks and other financial institutions.
  5. A resource and information center provided for use by new and existing small businesses.

For more information on the Small Business Center, its programs and class schedule, visit our website by clicking here.

Find us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/vgccsmallbusinesscenter.

 

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Events

Financing

Thursday, June 22, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
A very good credit score is now considered to be 740 points with an excellent credit score being over 800 points. Should you have one credit card or four? Should you pay off your balances every month or carry a balance? Should you carry a credit card even though you are not currently using it? The answers to these questions may surprise you when it comes to increasing your credit score. Now more than ever, having good credit is important in being able to obtain a loan for your business or to obtain a personal loan. Your credit score is also important in determining the interest rate of your loans, your insurance premiums and deposits required for phone and utility services. As of October 1, 2005, every adult in North Carolina has been able to receive a free credit report from each of the three credit reporting bureaus. Do you understand these reports and how to read them? In this three-hour 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. You will learn the legal tricks credit bureaus do not reveal on how to raise your score simply by the way you use your credit cards, treat inquiries, make your payments and carry balances. This seminar will also include information about the importance of maintaining good credit and the positive financial consequences it produces. Using several proven methods, your credit score could increase by 50-100 points or more within 60 days. Make plans to attend now!
Speaker: Bob Moore

Tax Planning

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
The NC Department of Revenue will host a sales and use tax workshop for small business owners. The workshop will discuss the basics of sales and use taxes including registering for a sales and use tax account, learning about the most common types of sales and use taxes collected, and preparing and filing a sales and use tax return. This hands-on workshop is intended to help small business owners better understand their sales and use tax obligations and the proper procedure for filing and paying a sales and use tax return. Please note that recent Law Changes are not discussed in detail during Sales and Use Taxes 101. This class is optimal for beginner small businesses and will cover basic Sales Tax applications. At the end of the seminar, there will be a question and answer session with the presenter and networking possibilities with other business owners. Don't miss this great opportunity. Lunch provided free to the first 20 who preregister.
Speaker: Rhonda High, NCDOR

Marketing and Sales

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
If you are on social media, you know that it can be time consuming. You may often wonder what tools do I use and how do I put it all together? This course is hands-on and attendees will learn how to use multiple platforms to help create a consistent and connected social media presence. Who doesn't want to tie accounts to helpful apps, add services to help your brand grow, and create a hub for all your social media? NOTE: Attendees should come with their logins and passwords for existing social media account. Seminar is limited to the first 18 who register.
Speaker: Chisa Pennix-Brown

HP LIFE

On Demand, available until June 30
HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) is a global program that offers aspiring entrepreneurs and small business-owners valuable business skills. HP LIFE offers participants a path to realizing their business dreams. The NC Small Business Center Network, in partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), is pleased to offer this innovative program to NC entrepreneurs and small business owners free of charge! This program is self-paced, making it possible for more aspiring entrepreneurs to participate. All you have to do is register to start.
Speaker: Various
Location: Online
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Location

200 Community College Road
Henderson, NC 27536
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