BCC to offer free business seminars

By: Staff report

DUBLIN — The Small Business Center (SBC) of Bladen Community College is offering no-cost seminars in September.

Increasing Your Credit Score for a Business Loan is offered twice. The first session is at the Bladen County Public Library in Elizabethtown on Thursday, Sept. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. and the second session is on the Main Campus on Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

The Library will host the following Thursday seminars from 1:00 to 3:00 PM:

— Sept. 3 – Resolving Customer Conflict for the Small Business Owner

— Sept. 17- Starting a Group Home

— Sept. 24- How to Start a Business for Under $100

The Library is the host for the first of a monthly series for the Entrepreneurs’ Academy on the second Tuesday of each month. The series will begin with How to Start a Business on Sept. 8 from 2:30 until 4:30 p.m.

The Entrepreneurs’ Academy will also meet at the Main Campus on Mondays starting September 14 from 4:00 to 6:30 PM. The series will meet on the following dates:

— Sept. 14 – How to Start a Business

— Sept. 21 – Basics of Book Keeping

— Sept. 28 – Business Taxes

— Oct. 12 – Financing Your Business

— Oct. 19 – How to Find Your Customers

— Oct. 26 – Marketing Your Business

— Nov. 2 – How to Write a Business Plan

A monthly series of non-profit seminars will be held at the East Arcadia Center from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. on the following dates with these topics:

— Sept. 8 – How to Start a Non-Profit Business

— Oct. 13 – Fundamentals of Fundraising

— Nov. 10 – Developing a Board That’s Onboard

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: https://www.ncsbc.net/center.aspx?center=75040. To learn more about career advancement opportunities at Bladen Community College, call 910-879-5500.

Staff report