Small Business Center

The Small Business Center at Vance-Granville Community College was created to provide the small businesses of the community with a focal point for training, education, counseling and referral. The Small Business Center addresses the continuing need for updated information, refinement of management skills and the improvement of profit advantage in risk-taking. Special attention is given to the critical areas of capital formation and prevention of business failures. The Small Business Center program offerings and services include the following:

  1. Seminars and short courses designed to provide small business owners with updated information on various business topics.
  2. Counseling services to new and existing small businesses provided by Small Business Center.  A request for counseling may be made here.
  3. Referrals to appropriate agencies.
  4. Maintaining a network of linkages with Chambers of Commerce, Small Business Administration, economic development agencies, related educational and development agencies, business volunteers, Department of Economic Development, banks and other financial institutions.
  5. A resource and information center provided for use by new and existing small businesses.

For more information on the Small Business Center, send an email to smallbusiness@vgcc.edu or call (252) 738-3240 or (252) 738-3300.

Find us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/vgccsmallbusinesscenter.

 

To register for any of the free seminars listed below and to see a full description, click here

 

FRANKLIN CAMPUS
Course Total Hours Meeting Days Room No. Instructor Start Date End Date End Time Class Time Room Number Fee Registration Deadline Location
Ten Steps to Starting a Business 3 T TBD J. McLamb 12/05/2017 12/05/2017 9:00 PM 6:00 PM TBD $0 11/28/2017
How to Start a Commerical Cleaning Business 3 T S. Carver 02/13/2018 02/13/2018 9:00 PM 6:00 PM TBD $0 2/06/2018
Ten Steps to Starting a Business 3 T J. McLamb 02/20/2018 02/20/2018 9:00 PM 6:00 PM TBD $0 2/13/2018
Introduction to Canva for Your Small Business 1.5 W L. LaBelle 02/21/2018 02/21/2018 1:00 PM 11:30 AM F3101 $0 2/14/2018
Basic Low Cost Recordkeeping 2 T S. Brisson 03/20/2018 03/20/2018 8:00 PM 6:00 PM TBD $0 3/15/2018
How to Maximize Your Strategic Social Media Plan 2 W C. Pennix-Brown 05/16/2018 05/16/2018 1:00 PM 11:00 AM TBD $0 5/10/2018
LinkedIn Made Easy 2 W C. Pennix-Brown 08/15/2018 08/15/2018 1:00 PM 11:00 AM TBD $0 8/9/2018
Maximizing Holiday Sales 2 W M. McConchie 09/19/2018 09/19/2018 1:00 PM 11:00 AM TBD $0 9/13/2018
Course Total Hours Meeting Days Instructor Start Date End Date End Time Class Time Fee Registration Deadline Register Location
Networking Tips to Grow Your Business During the Holidays 1.5 W A. Hicks 12/06/2017 12/06/2017 1:00 PM 11:30 AM $0 Franklin County - TBD
NC REAL Agricultural Entrepreneurship (MLS 3871A-001 #53087) 21 T C. Harvey 02/13/2018 03/27/2018 9:00 PM 6:00 PM $95 2/6/18 Register Vance County Regional Farmers Market
Create an Effective Window Display for Your Business 2 W L. LaBelle 02/21/2018 02/21/2018 10:00 AM 8:00 AM $0 2/15/2018 Henderson Vance Downtown Development Commission
Finding & Writing Grants 3 TH K. Kennedy 03/15/2018 03/15/2018 4:00 PM 1:00 PM $0 3/08/2018 Granville Expo & Convention Center
Fundraising 101 for You Small Business 2 T M. Beard 04/17/2018 04/17/2018 4:00 PM 2:00 PM $0 4/12/2018 Creedmoor Business Center
Franklin County
Course Total Hours Meeting Days Instructor Start Date End Date End Time Class Time Fee Registration Deadline Location
Make You a Priority in 2018: Setting Health Goals for the Small Business Owner (Part 1) 1.5 W S. Crews 01/17/2018 01/17/2018 1:00 PM 11:30 AM $0 TBD
Basic Bookkeeping Using Quickbooks Pro 3 W S. Brisson 03/21/2018 03/21/2018 4:00 PM 1:00 PM $0 3/15/2018 TBD
Understanding Financial Statements 3 W S. Brisson 03/21/2018 03/21/2018 12:00 PM 9:00 AM $0 3/15/2018 TBD
Taking Your Temperature: Health Goals Review for the Small Business Owner (Part 2) 1.5 W S. Crews 04/18/2018 04/18/2018 1:00 PM 11:30 AM $0 4/12/2018 TBD
MAIN CAMPUS
Course Total Hours Meeting Days Instructor Start Date End Date End Time Class Time Room Number Fee Registration Deadline Location
The Top 20 Best Businesses to Start in 2018 and Why 3 TH S. Carver 01/18/2018 01/18/2018 9:00 PM 6:00 PM 7109 $0 1/11/2018
How to Create Your First Website 2 TH C. Pennix-Brown 02/08/2018 02/08/2018 6:00 PM 4:00 PM 7102 $0 2/01/2018
Marketing Your Business & Developing Your Soft Skills 2 TH C. Pennix-Brown 02/08/2018 02/08/2018 4:00 PM 2:00 PM 7102 $0 2/1/2018
Introduction to Nonprofits and Grant Writing 3 TH E. Ormsby 02/22/2018 02/22/2018 9:00 PM 6:00 PM 7109 $0 2/15/2018
Leadership Development for Small Business Owners 3 TH E. Ormsby 02/22/2018 02/22/2018 4:00 PM 1:00 PM 7109 $0 2/15/2018
Using Mailchimp to Create Newsletters 2 TH C. Pennix-Brown 03/01/2018 03/01/2018 6:00 PM 4:00 PM 7102 $0 02/22/2018
Strategic Marketing for Non-profits 2 TH C. Pennix-Brown 03/01/2018 03/01/2018 4:00 PM 2:00 PM 7109 $0 2/22/2018
Basics of Bookkeeping 3 T J. McLamb 03/27/2018 03/27/2018 9:00 PM 6:00 PM 7109 $0 3/20/2018
Ten Steps to Starting a Business 3 T J. McLamb 05/01/2018 05/01/2018 9:00 PM 6:00 PM $0 4/24/2018
WARREN CAMPUS
Course Total Hours Meeting Days Instructor Start Date End Date End Time Class Time Room Number Fee Registration Deadline Location
How to Write a Business Plan---the most important part of starting a business 3 TH E. Ormsby 01/25/2018 01/25/2018 9:00 PM 6:00 PM TBD $0 1/22/2018
Licenses, Recordkeeping & Tax Issues for Small Businesses 3 TH E. Ormsby 01/25/2018 01/25/2018 4:00 PM 1:00 PM TBD $0 1/22/2018
Creating An Online Store 2 TH C. Pennix-Brown 04/12/2018 04/12/2018 6:00 PM 4:00 PM TBD $0 4/9/2018
Video Marketing Made Easy 2 TH C. Pennix-Brown 04/12/2018 04/12/2018 4:00 PM 2:00 PM TBD $0 4/9/2018