Small Business Center

Confidential Business Counseling

Small Business Centers provide local, experienced counselors as advisers 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 solutions to your challenging business questions. No question is too simple or complicated. There is no charge for this service.  For services or questions in Spanish, please call Marilyn Graham at 910-755-8561.

Los Centros para Pequeños Negocios (Conocidos como SBC) proveen consultores locales con años de experiencia para asistir a nuevas y existentes empresas. El centro provee asistencia individualizada y confidencial para desarrollar sus ideas y retos para su negocio. Nuestro personal especializado le asistirá encontrar la solución a sus problemas y preguntas para su empresa. El servicio es gratis. Para mayor información o preguntas sobre nuestros servicios favor llamar a Marilyn Graham al 910-755-8561.

CINErG Co-Working Space

Do you dream of starting your own business and find yourself at the kitchen table pulling your hair at a loss of where to start? If you answered YES, you may need the assistance of the Small Business Center and a membership with CINErG (Center for Innovative Networking & Entrepreneur Groups). This space will provide a physical location to independent workers, entrepreneurial start-up or virtual workers who desire a sense of community and synergy. In addition to meeting space, networking and nurturing emerging businesses, here at Brunswick Community College’s Co-working Space you can get basic business necessities such as Wi-Fi access, printing and copying, flexible space, support, etc.

To apply, simply complete the membership application  and return to April Scott at scotta@brunswickcc.edu. Please indicate which membership package you prefer.

Once we review and approve your application someone from the Small Business Center will contact you. Please remember this space is for those that are interested in starting a business or are in the stages of establishing a business.

 

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

Getting the Most out of Mobile
The New Direction for Engaging Customers – As a small business owner, you may be missing a large population of your market if you have not yet discovered the importance of being found and looking good on a phone or a tablet. This training will instruct you in having a mobile web presence, using QR codes, apps and how to place and track mobile ads. Many of your customers are now searching for you and your products through their smartphones. Will they find you or your competition? This seminar will include free and low-cost ways to embrace the power of mobile for your business.

March 13, 2019     9:00-12:00

Brunswick Community College Main, Bolivia

 

Making Money Online
The internet can work for you 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. In this 3-hour seminar, you’ll discover multiple ways to make money online, and many of the ways have nothing to do with selling tangible products. Best of all, most of the ways have a low startup cost with a high-income potential. If you want to make money online while you sleep, you don’t want to miss this 3-hour session. This includes how to not get ripped off by on-line business scams and much more.

March 13, 2019       1:00-4:00

Brunswick Community College Main, Bolivia

 

Social Media Advertising
Learn how to finally advertise on social networks like Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to attract leads to your business or cause.  Various features of social media marketing changes every three months.  Whether you need assistance with creating ads, selecting images or writing better posts to gain more engagement, this workshop will give you some strategies to begin seeing results immediately.  We will cover how you should advertise on your Facebook and Instagram fan pages to get more likes and shares, quick ways to turn those fans and friends into customers and brand ambassadors on a small budget and two ways to find better content for your social media marketing.

March 14, 2019     4:00-7:00

Brunswick Community College Main, Bolivia

 

SE NC Farm School Part 8: Effective Agribusiness Communications
Learn how to effectively communicate information about your agribusiness to current and prospective lenders, suppliers and customers. Also, learn how to compare your agribusiness to others in your industry segment.

March 21, 2019     5:30-8:30

Brunswick Community College Main, Bolivia

 

Additional Free Seminars

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.

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Contact

April Scott
Small Business Center Director
scotta@brunswickcc.edu
755-7306

Angelita Renken
Facility Director, Leland Center
renkena@brunswickcc.edu
755-8084

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