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



Register Online Now for a Free Seminar

Register Online Now for a Free One-on-One Business Counseling Session

Upcoming Seminars

Nonprofit Claim for Refund Workshop
This workshop will help qualifying nonprofits better understand the proper procedure for requesting a sales and use tax refund (reference G.S. 105-164.14(b) for more information about this tax law). Participants will focus on the process for completing the Nonprofit and Governmental Entity Claim for Refund of State and County Sales and Use Taxes in addition to discussing sales and use tax due on admission charges to charitable events.

April 10, 2019 5:00-7:00 Brunswick Community College Main, Bolivia

Video Marketing to Connect with Your Ideal Customer
Have you thought about creating videos for your business but have no idea how to get started? In this seminar, you’ll learn why video marketing can be your best lead generation tool in 2019. It is simple to get started and you will learn the exact technique and equipment you need (it’s as easy as using your smartphone).

April 16, 2019 5:00-8:00 Brunswick Community Leland Center

How to Setup QuickBooks Desktop for Your Business or Non-Profit
What would you pay an accountant or consultant to set up the books for your business on QuickBooks software? How much time would it take to learn these steps on your own? Is the company data file you currently use correct? This free seminar, geared toward the novice QuickBooks user, will answer these questions and more. Topics include: the important first steps to properly set up a QuickBooks company file, user restriction, data protection, and financial statement layout.

April 24, 2019 6:00-8:00 Brunswick Community College Main, Bolivia

Simple & Easy Bookkeeping with QuickBooks
Get up and running fast! Would you like to start using your QuickBooks software in the quickest, easiest way possible? Are you confused about how to approach using your QuickBooks and feel overwhelmed? Do you lack dedication to “keep up” with a set of books? The presenter, an accountant with decades of experience “keeping books” for small businesses, will share her secrets on how to get up and running FAST in the simplest way possible. Learn how to enjoy bookkeeping so you will “stick to it” and not give up in frustration.

April 25, 2019 9:00-12:00 Brunswick Community College Leland Center

Small Business Boot Camp
If you’re planning to start a business but unsure what legal structure means or how to decide what’s best for you, how to write a business plan or not sure if you need an EIN or how to get it. Do you find yourself pulling your hair about license, permits zoning, or understanding the difference between an employee vs. an independent contractor then here’s the seminar for you. Lead by a local attorney, this seminar is packed with priceless information to get you on the correct path to starting and maintaining a legal business.

May 1, 2019 4:00-6:00 Brunswick Community College Leland Center

Small Business Federal Tax Responsibilities
Are you sure you understand what your responsibilities are as a small business owner when it comes to federal taxes? In this seminar you will learn simple steps to e-file, e-pay, make federal tax deposits and just as important the tax preparer will discuss the consequences and penalties for late and non-payments.

May 16, 2019 6:00-8:00 Brunswick Community College Leland Center

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.






April Scott
Small Business Center Director

Angelita Renken
Facility Director, Leland Center

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