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The Small Business Center (SBC) of Bladen Community College is offering no-cost business seminars in September. The seminars will be held on the college’s campuses in Dublin and East Arcadia. Some seminars will be hosted online.


Social Media for Churches and Non-Profits will be offered Sat., Sept. 16, from 9 A.M.
until 12 noon on the Dublin campus in bldg., 2, room 207.

The Entrepreneurs’ Academy will meet at the Dublin campus on Tuesdays starting Sept.
12, from 3:30 to 5:30 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:
Sept. 12 – How to Start a Business
Sept. 19 – Financing Your Small Business
Sept. 26 – Your Small Business Taxes
Oct. 5 – Basics of Bookkeeping
Oct. 19 – How to Find Your Customers
Oct. 26 – Marketing Your Business
Nov. 2 – How to Write a Business Plan

Ten Tips for Starting a Non-Profit will be held on Thurs., Sept. 21, from 6:30 until
7:30 P.M. in bldg. 2, room 202, on the main campus.

Ten Tips for Recruiting and Keeping Volunteers is scheduled for Thurs., Sept. 21,
from 7:45 until 8:45 P.M. in bldg. 2, room 202 on the main campus.

The Bladen County Public Library will be hosting Secrets of Great Customer Service for
Small Business on Thursday Sept., from 6 until 8 P.M., and Ten Tips for Getting More
Customers in Your Door on Tues., Sept. 12, from 10:30 until 11:30 A.M. at the main
branch in Elizabethtown at 111 N. Cypress St.

The East Arcadia Center will host Grant Writing Basics from 6 until 8 P.M. on Tues., Sept.

The new online webinars for the month of September include:
Sept. 13 – Maximize Your Google Listing from 1 until 2 P.M.
Sept. 18 – Online Tools and Apps for Small Business from 7 until 8 P.M.
Sept. 22 – Ten Tips and Tricks for Your Pitch from 10 until 11 A.M.

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