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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.

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 and Industry Incubator

Brunswick Community College’s Business and Industry Incubator is designed to accelerate the development of entrepreneurial occupants through an array of business support and resources. These services are intended to increase the survival rate of occupants business for the retention of employees and to enhance business expansion opportunities to grow the local economy.

The incubators can occupy three start-up manufacturing businesses. The team is now accepting applications with an immediate opening for a 950 sq. foot unit and an opening in November 2019.

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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Small Business Center Network

Upcoming Seminars

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.  Brunswick Community College Main Campus, Bolivia

January 7, 2020          6:00-8:00
Brunswick Community College Main Campus, Bolivia.  Bldg. D room 147

 How to Create and Market Online

Whether it’s learning to sew, how to use the newest technology, or ways to prepare new recipes, online courses are becoming a wonderful day for small business owners to generate additional revenue or offer a platform to create a strictly online business. This seminar will cover the basics on creating an online course, the different platforms that you can use, ways to monetize your course by upselling, and how to market your course. We will cover branding, writing for sales techniques, marketing, lead generation, and options to automate your courses.

January 9, 2020                      6:00-8:00
Brunswick Community College Leland Center.  Room 208

 

How to Write a Business Plan for a Non-Profit

Writing a business plan is the best way to test whether or not an idea for starting a business is

feasible, other than going out and doing it. In this sense, the business plan is your safety net; writing a business plan can save you a great deal of time and money if working through the business plan reveals that your business idea is untenable. Often, an idea for starting a business is discarded at the marketing analysis or competitive analysis stage, freeing you to move on to a new (and better) idea.

January 14, 2020                    9:00-12:00
Brunswick Community College Main Campus, Bolivia.  Bldg. D room 101

 

Tax Withholding 101

Are you unsure of the difference between how or when to hire someone as a contractor vs an employee? Here you can learn the difference and what’s best for your business as well as ensuring you understand your withholding obligations when you hire new employees.

January 23, 2020                    9:00-1:00
Brunswick Community College Leland Center.  Room 208

 

Understanding P&L and Balance Sheets for Start-Ups

Did you know that everything that happens in your business affects the balance sheet? This seminar answers the questions most often asked by business owners and those writing a business plan: What is a balance sheet and why does it “balance”? Why does my business need a balance sheet? The presenter offers clear and understandable examples to provide you with a better understanding of this often overlooked financial statement.

January 28, 2020                    6:00-8:00
Brunswick Community College Leland Center.  Room 208

 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. Wilson_SBC_4c_glow