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 s
solutions 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

MS Office Series I (Beginners):

MS Office 2013 for Your Small Business:

Word: This class is not too basic, but is not quite intermediate. It covers some key concepts you may have missed and it focuses on working quickly in Word.  Typical topics covered in this class: Keyboard shortcuts that will make you a whiz including the creation of your own typing shortcuts, finding keywords and understanding MS Word’s four levels of formatting to help you format text, paragraphs, columns, and entire documents, set margins and indents, Format text around graphics, cut, copy, paste, and create columns easily without using the columns command.

Speaker: Toya Wilson-Smith, NexGeneration Digital Marketing Agency

FREE             05/18/17          4:00-6:00        Main Campus, Bldg. D-148   

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PowerPoint: This Introduction to PowerPoint 2010-2016 training class is designed for attendees who are interested in learning the fundamentals needed to create and modify basic presentations using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010-2016. Attendees will explore the PowerPoint environment and create a presentation. Attendees will format text on slides to enhance clarity and add graphical objects to a presentation and modify them. Attendees will also add tables and charts to a presentation to present data in a structured form and then finalize a presentation.

Speaker: Toya Wilson-Smith, NexGeneration Digital Marketing Agency

FREE             06/08/17          4:00-6:00        Main Campus, Bldg. D-148

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Excel: In this Introduction to Microsoft Excel training class, attendees will create and edit basic worksheets and workbooks. This course is designed for attendees who want to gain the necessary skills to create, edit, format, and print basic Microsoft Excel worksheets. Our instructor-led class is conducted in the 2013 version of the software. Your instructor will point out the minor differences between versions where they exist. For our custom instructor-led online and onsite classes, we use the version of the software you use in your office.

Speaker: Toya Wilson-Smith, NexGeneration Digital Marketing Agency

FREE             06/15/17          4:00-7:00        Main Campus, Bldg. D-148

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Publisher: Microsoft Office Publisher is a desktop publishing software application capable of producing greeting cards, certificates, newsletters, and other printed publications. Publisher offers a large selection of “building blocks” that can be dragged into your documents, helping you to create page elements such as calendars, newsletter sidebars, and borders. Publisher integrates online sharing and mail merge features, which are handy when you need to send publications to a list of customers.
Speaker: Toya Wilson-Smith, NexGeneration Digital Marketing Agency

FREE             06/22/17          4:00-6:00        Main Campus, Bldg. D-148

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Introduction to LinkedIn & How it Can Help Your Business (NEW): If you’re interested in advancing your career, finding a new job, or growing your business this seminar is for you. We will cover what LinkedIn is and why it’s such a powerful tool for growing your professional brand. In learning about all the nuts and bolts of this social media platform we will touch on strategies of how to use it.

Speaker: LinkedIn Guru, Mike Hunter, Founder & CEO of Pivot Launch Coaching

FREE             05/24/17          4:00-6:00        Leland Campus, Room 102

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Intellectual Property: What You Need to Know: This seminar will provide an overview of IP Law, including Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets. It will touch on general concepts, help business owners identify potential and existing intellectual property issues, provide practical tips, offer guidance in determining appropriate strategies, and provide the heads-up on common pitfalls and costly missteps.

Speaker: Attorney Carla Gannon

FREE             06/13/17          6:00-8:00        Main Campus Bldg. B-105

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MS Office Series II (Advanced):

MS Office 2013 for Your Small Business:

Word: This workshop builds upon lessons learned in the previous seminar offered in Series I.  You will gain another level of understanding MS Word’s four levels of formatting to help you format text, paragraphs, columns, and entire documents, set margins and indents, Format text around graphics, cut, copy, paste, and create columns easily without using the columns command.

Speaker: Toya Wilson-Smith, NexGeneration Digital Marketing Agency

FREE             06/29/17          4:00-6:00        Leland Campus, Room 102

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PowerPoint: This seminar builds upon lessons learned in the previous seminar offered in Series I.

Speaker: Toya Wilson-Smith, NexGeneration Digital Marketing Agency

FREE             07/13/17          4:00-6:00        Leland Campus, Room 102

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Excel: This seminar builds upon lessons learned in the previous seminar offered in Series I.

Speaker: Toya Wilson-Smith, NexGeneration Digital Marketing Agency

FREE              07/20/17          4:00-7:00        Leland Campus, Room 102

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Publisher: Microsoft® Office Publisher is a desktop publishing software application capable of producing greeting cards, certificates, newsletters, and other printed publications. Publisher offers a large selection of “building blocks” that can be dragged into your documents, helping you to create page elements such as calendars, newsletter sidebars, and borders. Publisher integrates online sharing and mail merge features, which are handy when you need to send publications to a list of customers.  With a user-friendly interface, Publisher makes it easy to create and edit publications. This seminar builds upon lessons learned in the previous seminar offered in Series I.

Speaker: Toya Wilson-Smith, NexGeneration Digital Marketing Agency

FREE             07/27/17          4:00-6:00        Leland Campus, Room 102

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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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