Free business workshops being offered by BCC

Staff report

DUBLIN — Beginning in January, the Small Business Center of Bladen Community College is offering several no-cost seminars to help grow or start your business.

— To prepare entrepreneurs and those who are just thinking about starting a business, the first seminar is Improving Your Credit Score for a Business Loan. The workshop is Tuesday Jan. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. Expert speaker Bob Moore will equip participants with tips and tricks to improve credit scores before seeking a business loan.

— Also on Tuesday, Jan. 12, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Bladen County Public Library in Elizabethtown, the Start Your Business series continues with Basics of Book Keeping, a timely topic with tax season quickly approaching.

— Anyone thinking of starting or expanding their business might want to consider attending 500 Home-Based Business Ideas. The seminar is on the BCC main campus on Thursday, Jan. 21, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

— Perfect for novice event planners and for those just needing a fresh perspective and skills enhancement, Event Planning for Small Businesses/Non-Profits, is scheduled on Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bladen County Public Library.

All seminars are open to the public and provided at no charge due to special funding arrangements for the Small Business Center and Bladen Community College.

To register for any of the seminars or for more information, contact Todd Lyden, Small Business Center director, at 910-879-5572 or register online at

Staff report

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