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Small Business Center Purpose

The objective of the Small Business Center Network (SBCN) is to increase the success rate and the number of viable small businesses in North Carolina by providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to prospective and existing small business owners which will lead to job creation and retention. Each Small Business Center (SBC) will be a community-based provider of education and training, counseling, referral and information.
 
 
 
Location
Building 8, Room 808.
Small Business Center
Beaufort County Community College
P.O. Box 1069
Washington, NC 27889
 
Services Available
One-on-one business counseling, which provides an evaluation to determine immediate needs.
  • Custom designed programs to assist with preparation of paperwork necessary to obtain financing for a qualified new business or expansion of an existing business.
  • Assistance for owners of existing businesses seeking information and direction. To make an online request for counseling click here.
Examples of workshops and seminars relating to small business include:
  • How to Start a Business
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Financing a Business
  • Marketing for Success
  • Doing Business with the Military
  • Social Networking
  • Export Ready
  • Taxes and Recordkeeping for Small Business
The Small Business Center also maintains a Resource Center that contains periodicals, handouts, books and videos that are available on loan. These materials may be helpful in preparation for opening a small business and/or assisting an existing business.
 
Specialized Training:
Specialized training is offered to fit the needs of individual organizations. 
These customized classes have various minimum enrollment and tuition requirements. They can be held at BCCC or at the Business or Industry location. (textbook cost extra-if applicable). 
 
Examples of specialized training are:
  • Principles of Supervision
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Understanding Yourself and Others (Personal Profiles)
  • Workplace Realities/The Workplace in 2000
  • Safe Food Handling
  • Team Building/Problem Solving
  • Quickbooks
  • Solidworks
  • 3D Modeling

Workforce Development

Customized Training Program

 
For more information contact the Small Business Center Staff:
 
Lentz Stowe, Director Small Business Center
Office:
Building 8, Room 808
Phone:
(252) 940-6306

Lauren Spruill, Customized Training Coordinator
Office: Building 8, Room 808
Phone: (252) 940-6311


 

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