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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

Are You Ready to Start Your Own Business? (3 Hrs)

This seminar is a hands-on way to learn more about entrepreneurship. It encourages participants to think like an entrepreneur while learning about small business management. By the end of the seminar, each participant will have analyzed their reasons for considering entrepreneurship and will have assessed their capabilities to successfully create a business.

Course Code: SBC 3601 02F
Dates/Days: September, 08, 2014 (M)
Course Times: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Kenly Center
Registration Fee: Free

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Financing Your Small Business (3 Hrs)

Are you exploring financial options for starting or maintaining a small business? If so, this is a seminar that you don’t want to miss! Learn from a lender important information on what it takes to get funding for your business. Topics to be explored include the importance of a strong business plan, lender financing options, SBA loan processes, and tips for grant research and writing. This seminar is a must for the savvy business owner!

Course Code: SBC 3601 05F
Dates/Days: October, 02, 2014 (Th)
Course Times: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Benson Conference Center
Registration Fee: Free

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How to Write a Business Plan (3 Hrs)

A strong business plan is a critical part of business success. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. This workshop covers the basics you need to put together a business plan that will assist you with start up and funding your business.

Course Code: SBC 3601 07F
Dates/Days: October, 13, 2014 (M)
Course Times: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Benson Conference Center
Registration Fee: Free

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Understanding Your Small Business’ IRS Tax Obligations (2 Hours)

Taxation for small businesses may be simple or complex, depending on the size and business structure. This seminar will discuss the specific tax liability for each type of business. Starting with sole proprietorship we will walk through the tax cycle for business and highlight the differences between the business entities. The presenter will focus on withholding, payroll taxes and the proper forms needed for income taxes. Be informed regarding your business’ tax obligation!

Course Code: SBC 3601 09F
Dates/Days: October, 23, 2014 (Th)
Course Times: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Benson Conference 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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