Small Business Center

The Johnston Community College Small Business Center (JCC SBC) supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses. The JCC SBC is working to raise the rate of business success in our communities by providing continued support throughout your journey of business ownership.

Starting a business requires planning, making key financial decisions, and completing a series of activities before you open your doors for business. Why go at it alone?

The JCC SBC supports the entrepreneur with:

    • starting a business
    • providing assistance to existing business owners
    • free seminars, webinars, and workshops
    • referrals
    • free information services
    • training
    • a resource center
    • one-on-one free confidential business counseling by appointment
    • and our continued support

12 Steps to Business Ownership

Attend a seminar, speak with a business counselor, or both to assist you through the 12 Steps to Business Ownership.

Seminars, Webinars, and Workshops Offered

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.

Business 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.

For a Schedule and to Register Online

SBCN / NCDOR 2022 Statewide Webinar Fall Schedule
Webinar Date Time
Business Tax Essentials Thursday, September 1st 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Estimated Individual Income Taxes Wednesday, September 7th 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sales & Use Tax Basics Wednesday, September 7th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Business Counseling

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

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 Business Counseling


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 
Wilson Bldg - C2046
245 College Road Smithfield, NC 27577 
(919) 209-2015 - (919) 209-2224 -