Small Business Center

Confidential Business Counseling

Small Business Centers provide local, experienced counselors as advisors for new and existing businesses. Available on an as needed basis, this confidential service acts as a sounding board for new ideas and/or concerns you may have about your business. Our professional staff will help you find s
olutions to your challenging business questions. No question is too simple or complicated. There is no charge for this service.

Business Seminars and Workshops

Small Business Centers offer a wide variety of seminars and workshops to help small businesses become successful. Some of the topics include:

  • How to Start a Business
  • How to write a Business Plan
  • Financing Your Business
  • Bookkeeping and Taxes
  • Marketing for Success

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Upcoming Seminars



The Best Small Business to Start Right Now   Register

Tuesday, February 07, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Topic: Business Basics

This might be the best time in decades to start a business. This seminar will focus on four areas: How to create a business idea that fits you, businesses you can start for under $100, “Hot” businesses that will grow in coming years, over 30 types of businesses with growth potential, five easy-to-use steps to starting a business. If you think the time is right for you to start a business this seminar will help you get started.

Speaker: Don Spry, SBA

Location: Brunswick Community College, Main Campus, Bolivia, NC 28422


Landlord Tenant Laws   Register

Friday, February 10, 2017 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Topic: Not Set

Landlord tenant law governs the rental of commercial and residential property. It is composed primarily of state statutory and common law. State laws cover many aspects of the landlord tenant relationship, from security deposits to landlord access to rental property. This seminar will include the statutes pertaining to landlord- tenant law in North Carolina, as well as specific rules on issues such as security deposit limits and deadline for return, and landlord notice to enter rental property. Knowledge of state law is crucial, as a landlord you want to run a profitable business and protect your investment. Want to avoid legal hassles when it comes to rent, deposits, repairs, and other key issues? Learn from Erma Johnson, Attorney At Law how to protect your investment and avoid legal issues.

Speaker: Erma Johnson, Attorney At Law

Location: Brunswick Community College, Main Campus, Bolivia, NC 28422


Intro. to the Small Business Administration & It’s Resources   Register

Monday, February 13, 2017 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Topic: Business Basics

The U.S. Small Business Administration provides a variety of resources to assist small businesses. This course will help you gain knowledge that may help you grow your own small business opportunities through SBA programs and partnerships in your area. In this overview of the SBA, learn about SBA alternative capital lending programs, how to qualify for lending assistance, natural disaster preparation and lending, take advantage of SBA managed procurement programs (HUBZONE and 8a) to help market your business to the federal government for women, minority owned, disabled veterans, and those lacking net worth of under $250k.

Speaker: Don Spry, SBA

Location: Brunswick Community College, Main Campus, Bolivia, NC 28422


What You Need to Know From the NC Department of Revenue (Tax Implications for Starting a Business)   Register

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Topic: Tax Planning

The North Carolina Department of Revenue, NC Secretary of State and NC Industrial Commission will present a seminar entitled “Business Essentials.” Each agency will cover basic requirements to help businesses in North Carolina understand the laws and obligations necessary to be compliant. Department of Revenue – Covers the basics of tax compliance ranging from registering your business, to withholding from employees, and sales and use tax requirements. Information will be provided on a program for businesses that have fallen behind on sales and use, withholding, and other trust taxes. At the end of the seminar, there will be a question and answer session with the presenters and networking possibilities with other business owners. Don’t miss this great opportunity!

Location: Brunswick Community College, Leland Center, Main Entrance, Leland, NC 28451


337 Ways To Market for Greater Profits in Your Business   Register

Monday, February 20, 2017 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Topic: Not Set

This course is a “must see” for those small businesses seeking to gain maximum exposure of their product or service within their community and be able to better measure the effectiveness of their marketing efforts through a step by step formula – the 337 ways!

Speaker: Don Spry, SBA

Location: Brunswick Community College, Main Campus, Bolivia, NC 28422


Networking 101   Register

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Topic: Not Set

A vital, and often overlooked, part of building a business or job search is networking. Learn how to converse professionally with prospective clients, strategic partners or potential employers and contacts at trade shows, community meetings/events, career fairs and other networking opportunities. This workshop will help you know what to say to sell your skills, settle your nerves, and put you in the mindset of successful networking.

Speaker: Toya Wilson-Smith, M.B.A., Co-Founder of NexGeneration Digital Marketing Agency & Simply Social Marketing Academy & Amazon Bestselling Author of the Upcoming Book: Marketing to Main Street.

Location: Brunswick Community College, Main Campus, Bolivia, NC 28422


50 Home Based Businesses For Statup Entrepreneurs or a Second Career   Register

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Topic: Start-up Assistance

In 2013, over 25% of all startup small businesses were home based businesses. This course is designed to provide start up entrepreneurs with the flexibility they seek in career options by exploring the availability of a home based small business career.

Speaker: Don Spry, SBA

Location: Brunswick Community College, Main Campus, Bolivia, NC 28422


Brunswick Business & Industry Incubator

The Business incubation programs are designed to accelerate the development of entrepreneurial occupants through an array of business support resources and services. These services are intended to increase the survival rate of occupants’ businesses for the retention of employees and to enhance business expansion opportunities to grow the local economy.






April Scott
Small Business Center Director

Angelita Renken
Facility Director, Leland Center

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