Small Business Center

Are You Thinking About Starting a Business in Johnston County?

Starting a business requires planning, making key financial decisions, and completing a series of activities before you open your doors for business. Let us help you.

The JCC SBC supports the entrepreneur with:

    • Starting and/or Growing Your Business
    • FREE Seminars, Webinars, and Workshops
    • FREE One-on-One Confidential Business Counseling (by appointment)
    • FREE Information and Resources through our Resource Center
    • Referrals
    • Training
    • and Continued Support

Seminars, Webinars, and Workshops

To get you started on the road to success, we offer FREE seminars, webinars, and workshops throughout the year. Attend one, or all, to uncover tips, tricks, and tools needed to start, grow, and succeed in business.

Webinar topics covered are:

    • How to Start a Small Business
    • Financing Your Small Business
    • How to Write a Business Plan
    • How to Find Customers
    • Basics of Bookkeeping
    • Your Small Business Taxes
    • Marketing Your Small Business 
    • And more

Pre-registration is required and you must be 18 years or older to attend. Check back often at the link below for an updated schedule and to register.

Free Business Webinars and Seminars

The Johnston Community College (JCC) Small Business Center (SBC) provides support for small business owners and entrepreneurs through FREE online and in person webinars and seminar on a variety of business topics.  Use the link below to view our fall schedule and to register.

FREE Webinar Schedule

Annual Information Update

Please help us update our records with your business success.  Complete this short questionnaire to let us know your current business status and what impact the services from the Small Business Center have had on your success.

Annual Information Update

Help Us Help You!

We want to hear from you about how we can help meet the needs of your business.  Please complete the survey below to help us plan our fall webinar schedule.

Webinar Topic Survey

Business Counseling

The JCC SBC supports the development of new business and the growth of existing businesses in Johnston County.  This fiscal year, we have been able to provide over 100 small business owners with the FREE counseling they needed to be successful.  Let us help you, too.  Register for FREE confidential business counseling today.

Counselors will work with you to find solutions to your most challenging business questions, assist with creating or updating a business plan that is crucial to any business, walk you through the steps to start a small business, and so much more at no cost to you.

Register for FREE Business Counseling

The SBC has also partnered with the North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) to offer a number of webinars on Sales & Use Tax, Business Tax Essentials, and other topics. Click the link below for a schedule.

View NCDOR Tax Webinars and Register

In addition to the number of seminars offered, the JCC SBC provides business counseling, assistance, and referrals for prospective entrepreneurs and existing business owners.


Small Business Center of Johnston Community College
North Carolina Community Colleges

The Small Business Center at Johnston Community College is funded through the North Carolina Community College System. The SBC is part of the Small Business Center Network and is one of 58 centers throughout North Carolina that supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses.

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Small Business Center
Johnston Community College 
Workforce Development Center
Room 1005A
135 Best Wood Drive - Clayton, NC 27520
(919) 209-2015 - (919) 209-2224 -