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The Bladen Community College Small Business Center is offering webinars for the month of June.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Fueling Your Business
Webinar is designed to help small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs understand how to access credit and capital for their businesses. It will review the six basic principles many leaders use to make credit decisions and provide an overview of the resources available to North Carolina for small businesses. Finally, the webinar will cover the Rural Center’s Microenterprise Loan Program and provide details about its lending criteria and application process.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Choosing the Right Legal Structure
Deciding what business entity formation is best for your company is among the most critical early decisions every entrepreneur must make. The legal structure chosen must adequately protect the enterprise’s core intellectual property and enhance the appropriate funding structure as well as responding to taxation, regulatory and liability concerns. This webinar will cover the different business entities and the advantages and disadvantages for choosing one type over another for the start-up biotech business.
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Tuesday June 26, 2018 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AMSBA Alternative Capital Programs for Every Small Business
Discussion points include personal and professional credit; the business plan; managing cash flow; business accounting; collateral requirements; the commercial loan process; and a discussion of small business lending programs available with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Much of small business lending is not through a bank. This key topic on “alternative lenders and brokers” provides you access to capital when your bank does not.
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Wednesday June 27, 2018, from  1:30 PM to 2:30 PM The Legal Liability of Owning a Small Business
Businesses essentially deal with contracts practically on a daily basis.  Many contracts are transactions involving goods and services and many are even unwritten. As contracts represent a legally binding agreement, an honest contractual mistake can cause serious problems.  It is, therefore, essential that small business owners have at least a basic understanding of contract law. This workshop covers the basics of contract law and how it relates to the many aspects of running a business.  Areas covered will include:
• When a verbal agreement carries the weight of a contract
• The meaning of “breach of contract”
• Which contracts must be in writing
• Other significant and interrelated topics.
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