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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.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Learn how to effectively use Instagram to stay top of mind with current customers and attract new customers. Make sure to bring your mobile device.
Speaker: Martin Brossman
Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
SnapChat is capturing the attention of millennials with it’s disappearing photos and messages, filters and lenses, and private messaging. Businesses have an opportunity to reach millennials not only with their engaging stories but by encouraging your customers to include your business in their special moment. Make sure to bring your mobile device.
Speaker: Martin Brossman
Thursday, September 28, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
This educational session will feature speaker Dr. Brandon Taylor of Henderson Wellness Center who will present "Secrets to Staying Young for the Small Business Owners”. Learn how to define and apply staying young through practical every-day routines ensuring that you stay healthy as a small business owner. See how the chiropractic lifestyle can improve your employees’ quality of life and equip them to achieve their goals through prevention and early intervention, maintaining mobility and function, reducing absenteeism and improving productivity in your small business. Limited to 20 attendees.
Speaker: Dr. Brandon Taylor
Thursday, October 05, 2017 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Coaching is the activity of developing the abilities of others. A successful coach will not only stimulate others to define challenges, but to develop their own options for meeting them---and become effective leaders themselves. In this free seminar, small business owners will learn the techniques for successfully developing their employees' confidence and performance.
Speaker: E. Ormsby
Thursday, November 02, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Are you a crafter or a hobbyist that wants to make money selling your products or services? Plenty of people have a hobby or a skill and do not know how to turn it into a business. This seminar is perfect to learn the ends and outs on how to turn your crafts into cash.
Speaker: Chisa D. Pennix-Brown, Lady Bizness CEO

Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This seminar covers what you should know before you commit yourself and financial resources to starting your small business. The information discussed in class should help participants make a feasibility assessment and understand the minimum start-up requirement, licensing, market and financial and tax requirements. This seminar will be held on VGCC's Franklin Campus.
Speaker: Jess McLamb

Business Basics

Thursday, October 05, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The most important task in starting a new business or growing an existing business is the business plan. No lender will discuss financing without one. Without a well thought out, written business plan, many small businesses may be doomed to failure. This seminar is designed to explain exactly what goes into a business plan, why, and how to properly manage from it. Research techniques are also covered. For those who decide to continue, your Community College Small Business Center counselor will work with you on on-one basis until the plan is complete.
Speaker: Ed Ormsby
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Henderson, NC 27536
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