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The Small Business Center is located at the Johnston County Workforce Development Center in Clayton. The Center’s mission is to support the entrepreneur in business start-up and to provide assistance to existing business owners to promote their success.

The Center does this by offering training, counseling and information services to the general public at little or no charge often in collaboration with local Chambers of Commerce, professional organizations and other agencies and groups. Counseling is by appointment and is provided at no charge by calling (919) 209-2015.

Register for these seminars online, email or or call (919) 209-2591.

Following is a list of seminars of interest to entrepreneurs and those who would like to start a small business.

Printable 2014 Spring SBC Schedule
Printable 2014 Summer/Fall SBC Schedule

Upcoming Seminars

10 Steps to Starting Your Own Business (3 Hrs)

This seminar will give you an overall understanding of the steps you need to take to make your dream venture a reality. It includes topics such as researching your market; defining your business structure; determining the needed local/state taxes, fees and licenses; developing a marketing strategy, setting up your record keeping system and writing your business plan.

Course Code: SBC 3601 13P
Dates/Days: May, 05, 2014 (M)
Course Times: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Center
Registration Fee: Free

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Business Side of a Faith Based Organization (3 Hrs)

Learn the proper business structure, board organization, volunteer management, business tips, plus more…

Course Code: SBC 3601 20P
Dates/Days: May, 13, 2014 (T)
Course Times: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: FREE

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Grant Writing 102 (3 Hrs)

Gain more knowledge for writing grant proposals for non-profit organizations. This seminar expresses the technical side of writing a grant. PRE-REQUISITE: Grant Writing 101.

Course Code: SBC 3601 18P
Dates/Days: April, 22, 2014 (T)
Course Times: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: FREE

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How to Sell to the Government (2 Hrs)

Find out how to sign up to sell your merchandise and services to the Federal government and military. Increase your business with government contracts.

Course Code: SBC 3601 19P
Dates/Days: April, 30, 2014 (W)
Course Times: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Workforce Development Center
Registration Fee: FREE

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For more information, contact:

Pat Killette
Small Business Center Director
(919) 209-2015

or call (919) 209-2591

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