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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 membership with CINErG (Center for Innovative Networking & Entrepreneur Groups). This space will provide a physical location to independent workers, entrepreneurial start-ups, 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 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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Upcoming Webinars

Webinar login information and a registration reminder will be provided prior to this event via email. Please look for a reminder email closer to the event start date. Pre-registration is mandatory, if you need assistance, please call 910-755-7306.

Paso 6: Seminario web sobre impuestos sobre las ventas y uso

Este seminario web ayudará a los participantes a comprender mejor sus obligaciones tributarias para el impuesto de ventas y uso con NCDOR. Los participantes recibirán instrucciones sobre cómo completar una declaración de impuestos sobre las ventas y uso, además de aprender sobre los conceptos básicos de los impuestos sobre las ventas y uso, los tipos de impuestos de ventas y uso más comúnmente recaudados y cómo registrarse en el Departamento para recibir un número de cuenta. Los cambios en la ley de impuestos sobre las ventas y uso relacionados con las mejoras de capital y los servicios de reparación, mantenimiento e instalación no se abordarán en profundidad durante este seminario web. Si tiene preguntas sobre este cambio en la ley de impuestos, llame a nuestro número gratuito 1-877-252-3052.

9/7/21              6:00-8:00                     Free                Online

North Carolina Labor Law Compliance
Labor Law: Understanding the responsibilities of employers and the rights of employees

Join us and the North Carolina Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Bureau to learn about:

  • Wage and Hour Terms
  • Laws applicable to employers
  • The difference between federal and state jurisdictions
  • What constitutes hours worked
  • What records must be kept by employers and in what form
  • Youth employment protections
  • Exemptions
  • Other promised wages

9/9/21                5:00-6:30        Free                Online

The 123’s of Cash Flow

Business is not just about how much money you make but how you manage it. In this interactive hands-on webinar, students will gain foundational knowledge about how cash flow works by setting up a mock cash flow sheet for a mock business. This includes identifying startup costs v/s operational costs and using math and deduction skills to complete the annual cash flow sheet. Participants need a calculator and should be ready to participate in group breakout sessions for the exercise. Then they will be provided with tools to set up a cash flow system for their own business upon completion.

9/14/21                        11:00-12:30                Free                Online

Paso 4: Marketing Digital Para Principiantes

Aprende a conectarte con tus clientes, entendiendo sus necesidades y problemas, esto te ayudará a crear una campaña de Marketing Efectiva basada en proveer soluciones para sus clientes.

Revisaremos tipos y canales del Marketing Digital, recursos, plataformas, maneras de conectar, crear confianza y crear relaciones con clientes en el mundo digital.

Aprenderemos las principales Estrategias de Marketing usadas hoy, la importancia de usar efectivamente Websites, Email Marketing, Google, Youtube, Redes Sociales, Listados Locales y Publicidad por Clics.

9/14/21            6:00-7:30                     Free                Online

Privilege License

This webinar will provide a basic overview on privilege license tax. Participants will learn about the purpose of a privilege license, who must obtain a privilege license, and how to apply for a privilege license.

9/15/21                        10:00-11:00                Free                Online

Getting Your Business Online with Google

Only 37% of businesses have claimed a local business listing on a search engine- that’s a lot of missing information, And with 4 out of 5 people using search engines to find local info like business hours and directions it also means a lot of missed opportunities for local businesses.  Businesses want to be found by their customers.  Customers want to find updated information about local businesses. Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map was designed to help strengthen our communities by connecting local businesses and customers so they can easily support each other.  In this workshop, we will help you verify your business, makes sure your information is complete and accurate, and review other free tools Google has available for increased visibility.

9/15/2021                    5:00-6:30         Free                Online

Using Web Builders to Design Your Website

With so many useful tools and technologies on the market right now, anyone can learn and get to work building something. Website builders are a great example of this. In this session, you’ll learn which tools are worth your time and leave with shortcuts and best practices that will allow you to build your own beautiful website with much less frustration.

9/16/21                        5:00-7:00                     Free                Online

Business Tax Essentials

The NC Department of Revenue in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will present an exciting seminar focused on tax responsibilities for small business owners! You will learn basic North Carolina requirements, gain an understanding of the laws and obligations you must meet to be tax compliant. Topics covered will include withholding from employees, sales and use tax requirements and more. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

09/21/21                      12:00-2:00                   Free                Online

 Avoiding HR Nightmares 

  •  Common HR Nightmares
  • Cost of Bad Behavior
  • Prevention & Protection

Participants will be able to steer to conversation towards common HR nightmares that are relevant to them and will leave with tools and tricks!

9/23/2021                    12:00-1:30                  Free                            Online

How To Start A Non Profit Business

There is a tremendous interest coming from our communities of wanting to know how to form a nonprofit business. Careful consideration should be given to this quest and much attention needs to be given to the proper steps to take. Failure to do so could result in with serious consequences for individuals as well as becoming detrimental to the original cause for which the non-profit was designed.

Participants will discover:

  • Basics on what a non-profit business is
  • Refine the definition of a non-profit
  • Issues to consider before starting a non-profit
  • Key steps in forming a non-profit
  • Forms and Documents needed to be filed
  • What takes place at the first board meeting?
  • Do you need an attorney?

9/28/2021                    5:00-7:00                     Free                Online



Small Business Center Network

Additional Free Seminars

Brunswick Business & Industry Incubator

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