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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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Upcoming Seminars

Entrepreneurship Academy Part 4: Business Tax Essentials
The North Carolina Department of Revenue will cover basic requirements to help businesses in North Carolina understand the laws and obligations necessary to be compliant. In this seminar you will get great information on: the basics of tax compliance to include registering your business, withholding from employees and sales and use tax requirements. At the end of the seminar, there will be a question and answer session with the presenter and networking possibilities with other business owners. Don’t miss this great opportunity!

11/01/19 9-11 F Free Main

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? If not here’s the seminar for you. Lead by a local attorney, this seminar is packed with priceless information to get you on

11/6/19 4-6 W Free Leland

Entrepreneurship Academy Part 5: Basics of Bookkeeping
Gain a workable knowledge of how to properly record financial transactions for your business. Discover the three most important financial reports and how to use them to make the best-informed business decisions. If you’re a new business owner or need a refresher on the basics of accounting, this seminar is designed for you.

11/08/19 9-11 F Free Main

Basic Information on Permitting & Guidelines for Restaurants or Food Trucks
Are you thinking about cooking and selling food in a restaurant or via a mobile food unit? Do you know the difference between a food truck vs. food trailer? 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 guidelines for a mobile food unit.

11/13/19 4-6 W Free Leland

Doing the 501 (c) (3) Thing
“Can we get 501 (c) (3) status without hiring an attorney or accountant?” The benefits of 501 (c) (3) status and the ability to apply for government and foundation grants, can be vital to the success of your non-profit organization. This seminar will be carefully guide individual through the 1023 form and provide vital information concerning how to respond to statements and questions needed to satisfy IRS reviewers. The answer is “Yes, you CAN get 501 (c) (3) status on your own.”

11/14/19 9-12 TH Free Main

Budget Planning for Your Non-Profit
Nonprofit organizations have limited resources and represent funds entrusted to their organization; officers have a fiduciary responsibility to make sure that every dime of this money is spent wisely. Spending money and spending it wisely is not the same. No matter who or what the organizations, all have one thing in common: the need to achieve their goals and objectives with limited resources. This 3 hour seminar is designed to assist nonprofit directors and officers to develop budgeting skills necessary to reach their full potential.

11/19/19 11/19/19 9-12 T Free MAIN

 Business Tax Essentials
The North Carolina Department of Revenue will cover basic requirements to help businesses in North Carolina understand the laws and obligations necessary to be compliant. In this seminar you will get great information on: the basics of tax compliance to include registering your business, withholding from employees and sales and use tax requirements. At the end of the seminar, there will be a question and answer session with the presenter and networking possibilities with other business owners. Don’t miss this great opportunity!

11/23/19 9-11 TH Free Southport/ Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce

 

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