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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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Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, May 02, 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.
Speaker: Jess McLamb

Managing Employees

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
In this seminar small business owners will identify the causes of workplace conflict and how to facilitate conflict resolution. Attendees will also learn how to manage workplace relationship once conflict is resolved and how to create a culture of trust in your small business.
Speaker: Linda Jordon

Tax Planning

Tuesday, May 09, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Helping your agricultural business succeed is important and understanding tax issues special to the agricultural industry can be time-consuming and complicated. In this seminar attendees will learn about the following topics as they relate to an agricultural business: • Sales taxes • Sales tax exemption for purchase of inputs plus a discussion of the relatively new NC law changes • Collection and remittance on sales of farm products • Income taxes Attendees will also have the opportunity to walk through the following tax forms: • Schedule F (Profit & Loss from Farming) line by line • IRS Form 4562 (Depreciation & Amortization) and discuss the tax planning and management strategies available to farm businesses • IRS Form 4797 (Sales of Business Assets) and discussion on why it’s important to understand the context of a transaction.
Speaker: Guido van der Hoeven, North Carolina State University Extension Specialist
Wednesday, May 31, 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, March 29, 2017 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Marketing Techniques to Boost Your Small Business Marketing your small business is more dynamic and challenging than ever. In this seminar, you will discover how to most effectively and efficiently use the many marketing tools available that will in turn boost your small business. You will gain insights on how to plan and use creative marketing strategies to reach your customer. Lunch provided free to the first 20 who preregister.
Speaker: Kevin Bullock
Thursday, April 06, 2017 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This session is part of the 5th Annual Small Business Summit: Driving Your Business: Staying Ahead of the Curves. Only 37% of businesses have claimed a local business listing on a search engine–that’s a lot of missing information. And with 4 out of 5 people using search engines to find local info like business hours and directions, it also means a lot of missed opportunities for local businesses. Businesses want to be found by their customers. Customers want to find updated information about local businesses. Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map was designed to help strengthen our communities by connecting local businesses and customers so they can easily support each other. Join us for this event where we will help you verify your business, make sure your information is complete and accurate, and review other free tools Google has available for increased visibility. If you do not already have a Gmail account, set one up prior to the workshop. Email addresses are free and can be created by visiting If possible please bring your laptop or tablet. We will have laptops available at the Summit for you to use.
Speaker: Craig Hahn
Thursday, April 06, 2017 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
This event highlights innovators in businesses and marketing practices, including Google, social media and mobile apps. Our purpose is to engage, empower and enrich participant to make their small businesses more successful through sound marketing practices. We welcome all aspiring entrepreneurs, small business owners, non-profit leaders to participate in this inspirational, educational and motivational experience with us. Come network and discover many resources available to your business. Lunch provided to the first 100 who preregister.
Speaker: Tammy Crowley-Deloatch, Nationally Certified Personal Trainer & President of New Day Fitness
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Henderson, NC 27536
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