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.
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
Coach Reggie’s How to Double Your Sales & Profits in the Next 12 Months (NEW): Learn simple strategies & tactics that will help you quickly increase customers, sales & profits in your business. This seminar is designed for business owners who are open to learning simple, yet effective ways to make massive changes in their businesses and have their sales and profits double.
FREE 10/04/17 4:00-8:00 Main Campus
Search Engine Optimization for Profit (NEW): Do you have a beautiful website for your business with minimal traffic? If so, you will want to attend this seminar to learn the tips and tricks to get people clicking on your website. From Google search to paid advertising, we will be covering the latest SEO secrets that you can implement with no money and just a little time for 30 days.
FREE 10/12/17 4:00-7:00 Main Campus
Using Pictures, Video and Podcasting to Gain More Business (NEW): What every business owner needs to know to use multimedia including Pictures, Video and Audio to build your brand, stay top of mind for customers and increase your business revenue. Learn how to capture compelling images and stories that attract your next customer to buy and get them to share with their friends to expand your customer base. Social Media Marketing is driven by quality content delivered with words, pictures, video and audio.
FREE 10/17/17 9:00-12:00 Main Campus
Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat Marketing for Your Small Business (NEW): By using the various social media platforms you maximize your exposure. The three platforms speak to over three generations of prospective customers. You will gain knowledge in the class about which platform is best for you, and how to properly use text, photos and video on each platform in a way that’s appropriate for marketing your business.
FREE 10/17/17 1:00-4:00 Main Campus
Mobile App Development (NEW): Smartphones are everywhere and mobile is now. Find out how a mobile app can usher your business into the future and position you for success. Why? Time spent on websites and blogs are decreasing while people are spending way more time on mobile apps on their smartphones.
FREE 11/02/17 4:00-7:00 Leland Campus
Creating a Winning Business Plan: Whether you have a service business, retail, manufacturing or direct marketing you need a plan. In fact, if you try to borrow money for a business the first question asked by the lender will be, “Do you have a business Plan?”
FREE 11/06/17 6:00-8:30 Main Campus
Basic Information on Permitting & Guidelines for Food Service Establishments (NEW): Are you thinking about cooking and selling food in a restaurant or via a mobile food unit? If you answered yes, then you should attend this fact-filled seminar. Here you will learn the NC rules governing food establishments, the permitting process and special guideline’s for a mobile food unit.
FREE 11/09/17 4:00-6:00 Main Campus
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.