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The Small Business Center (SBC) of Bladen Community College is offering no-cost business seminars beginning in February.

The Non-Profit Academy is scheduled for Thursday nights beginning Feb. 8, from 6:30 until 8:30 P.M., in building 2, room 202, on the Dublin campus. The classes are:

Feb. 8, How to Start a Non-Profit/Faith-based Organization

Feb. 15, Developing/Re-Writing Organizational By-Laws

Feb. 22, Developing/Activating Your Organization Board

Mar. 1, Cash Flow/Budgeting for Non-Profit/Faith-based Organizations

Mar. 15, Doing the 501c3 Thing

Mar. 22, Grant Writing Basics

Mar. 29, Fundraising for Non-Profit/Faith-based Organizations

Attendees will earn a certificate of completion for attending five of the seven seminars. The series is designed to help church and non-profit leaders to develop the necessary skills to build and expand their organizations.

Other seminars include:

Customer Relations Software for Service Businesses, Feb. 6, 3:30 until 5:30 P.M.

Being a Leader for your Small Business/Non-Profit, Feb. 24, 9 AM until 12:00 noon

Marketing for Service Business Customers, Feb. 27, 3:30 until 4:30 P.M.

Guerilla Marketing for Service Business, Feb. 27, 4:45 until 5:45 P.M.

These classes will meet in building 2, room 207, on the Dublin campus.

Seminars in other areas of the county include:

Financing Your Small Business, Feb. 13, 6 until 8 P.M., on the East Arcadia Campus

Dynamite Marketing on a Firecracker Budget, Feb. 20, 6 until 8 P.M. at the Bladen County Public Library

Online webinars available this month include:

Starting a Business in Bladen County, Feb. 23, 10 until 11 A.M.

Ten Google Tools to Start a Small Business, Feb. 26, 7 until 8 P.M.

Ten Tips for Getting More Customers to Your Door, Feb. 28, 1 until 2 P.M.

All seminars/webinars 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: