Please contact the center to arrange free and confidential one-on-one counseling with BCCC’s Small Business Center Director, Lentz Stowe,
at the Hyde County Davis Center. Business Counseling is Available on-SITE the Second Wednesday of the month from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Small Business Center Core Curriculum
Students who complete all five classes will receive a certificate of completion.

How to Start a Small Business
David Mayo will answer questions like: Are you ready to start a business? What are the advantages and disadvantages of a new business? Where do I obtain permits and licenses? What tax information is needed and where do I find it? How do I maintain objectivity?

3-5pm Monday
May 11
Fee: No Charge
2 hrs Hyde Co. Davis Center in Engelhard

How to Write a Business Plan
Starting a small business is a huge step for anyone. David Mayo will help students with the fundamentals of writing a business plan, the foundation for success when making a decision to start a new business or acquire an existing business. It is key when it comes to seeking funds for a business.

5:30-7:30pm Monday May 11
Fee: No Charge
2 hrs Hyde Co. Davis Center in Engelhard

Marketing and Advertising for Your Business
Drawing attention to your business is tougher than ever before. Large chain stores, a challenging economy, the Internet, etc. have made the small business venture often times frustrating. BUT you can take matters into your hands and discover what you can do to bring customers to you. In this seminar David Mayo will teach low cost advertising/marketing strategies and methods, creating a marketing plan, scoring greater sales with current customers, and other “tricks” of the trade. MARKETING YOUR BUSINESS is a seminar you will want to be a part of and it is absolutely free!

3-5pm Monday May 18
Fee: No Charge
2 hrs Hyde Co. Davis Center in Engelhard

Financing Your Business
Starting your own business is part of the American dream. You’ve given this thought and sought advice. You are just about ready to begin. Then you ask yourself; how do I finance my business; who can give me good, solid, reliable advice; are there loans/grants available to assist me?; what should I be aware of? David Mayo will help you answer these questions. The economy can be tough, so consider taking this course.

5:30-7:30pm Monday May 18
Fee: No Charge
2 hrs Hyde Co. Davis Center in Engelhard

Recordkeeping and Taxes for Small Business
Do you know your product or service upside down and backwards, BUT the numbers just drive you up the wall? Do you really work hard, but always seem to run out of cash at the end of the month? This seminar will help you understand the financial aspects of your business. We’ll talk about tax issues. You’ll become familiar with those financial terms that confuse you, but are the road map to your success. Keith Kidwell is your presenter. You will learn… What makes your business thrive and grow? What is a CPA and when and how do you use them? How to understand financial statements. What your banker is looking for? What federal and state reports are required? If I made that much money, where is it?

2-5pm Monday June 1
Fee: No Charge
3hrs Hyde Co. Davis Center in Engelhard

For more information or to register for a class, please contact:

Continuing Education Registration & Records Clerk
Phone: 252-940-6375

Karen Carawan
Hyde County Workforce & Continuing Education Coordinator