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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 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

Current Offerings

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.

Harnessing the Power of Instagram

With over 500 million monthly active users on Instagram, your business has the potential to reach, engage, and build a massive community on Instagram. But where do you start? Join us for this seminar where we will cover how to build your Instagram brand, the ins and outs of Instagram, hashtags. Bring your device and be ready for some hands-on time to practice what you learn in class. Pre-req: Instagram account

01/13/21          01/13/21          12:00-1:30       W         Free                 Online

 

Sales and Use Tax 101

This workshop will help participants better understand their sales and use tax obligations. Participants will receive a hands-on experience preparing sales and use tax returns in addition to learning about sales and use tax basics, about the most common types of sales and use taxes collected, and how to register an account. Sales and use tax law changes regarding capital improvements and repair, maintenance, and installation services will not be addressed in any depth during this workshop.

01/19/21          01/19/21          12:00-2:00       T          Free                 Online

 

Increase Social Media Engagement

New is our social media advertising designed with local business owners and entrepreneurs in mind. We will present a detailed examination of the paid social media landscape with a primary focus on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube sharing a complete example paid social media campaign that will take participants from budgeting to planning, execution, results analysis, and subsequent fine-tuning, adjustments, and campaign tweaking.

01/21/21          01/13/21          4:00-6:00         TH        Free                 Online

 

How to Use Systems and Apps to Run Your Business More Effectively

The difference between a business and a job is that a business has systems in place so that it can one day operate without you…which one did you create? Did you know that you could create inexpensive systems to help you with your emails, your sales, your customer service, ordering, accounting, and much more? This webinar will focus on free and low-cost apps that can help you to automate time-consuming and money-draining tasks. We will discuss how to weigh and plan the costs of implementation and how to identify the right resources for your business.

01/25/21          01/25/21          5:00-7:00         M         Free                 Online

 

Landlord Tenants Laws

Are you thinking of starting a rental business? Do you know landlord tenant law governs the rental of commercial and residential property? State laws cover many aspects of the landlord tenant relationship, from security deposits to landlord access to rental property. This seminar will include the statutes pertaining to landlord- tenant law in North Carolina, as well as specific rules on issues such as security deposit limits and deadline for return, and landlord notice to enter rental property. Knowledge of state law is crucial, as a landlord you want to run a profitable business and protect your investment. Want to avoid legal hassles when it comes to rent, deposits, repairs, and other key issues? This seminar is for you.

01/26/21          01/26/21          4:00-6:00         T          Free                 Online

 

Withholding 101

This workshop will give participants a better understanding of state withholding tax requirements when hiring a new employee.  Participants will learn about the basics of state withholding taxes, how to register for an account, and how to fill out a return in addition to discussing when withholding is required for certain 1099 recipients.

01/28/21          01/28/21          6:00-8:00         TH        Free                 Online

 

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Brunswick Business & Industry Incubator

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