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Small Business Center Offers No-Cost Classes

The Small Business Center of Bladen Community College is offering business seminars in September at no cost to the participants.


“Improve Your Credit Score for a Business Loan” is scheduled for Saturday, September 10th, from 8:30 until 10:30 A.M., on the main campus in building 2, room 207. Immediately following this workshop and in the same location is “Be Free from Debt’s Hold”, from 10:30 A.M. until 12:30 P.M.


The “Entrepreneurs’ Academy” will meet on the main campus on Wednesdays beginning September 14th from 4 until 6 P.M. Participants who attend at least five of the seven part series will receive a certificate. The series will meet on the following dates:

09/14 – “How to Start a Business”

09/21 – “How to Find Your Customers”

09/28 – “Marketing Your Business”

10/05 – “Basics of Bookkeeping”

10/19 – “Financing Your Business”

10/26 – “Business Taxes”

11/02 – “How to Write a Business Plan”


“Setting Goals and Expectations of Employees for Business Owners” is scheduled for Thursday, September 22nd, from 2 until 3 P.M. in building 2, room 202. “Getting Your Business on Facebook” is on Monday September 26th, from 2 until 4 P.M., in building 2, room 207. Both of these workshops are on the Dublin campus.


The Bladen County Public Library in Elizabethtown will be hosting “Online Tools and Apps for Small Business” on Tuesday September 13th, from 2:30 until 4:30 P.M.


In September and October, a two-part series on Quickbooks will be held at the East Arcadia Center from 6:30 until 8:30 PM. “Intro to Quickbooks for Business Part 1” is scheduled for September 13th. “Intro to Quickbooks for Business Part 2” is on October 11th.

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:

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