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

 

MAIN CAMPUS
Course Total Hours Start Date End Date Location Class Time Meeting Days Instructor End Time Room Number Fee Registration Deadline
Social Media Simplified: Your Complete Introduction to Social Media Marketing 2 01/09/2019 01/09/2019 11:00 AM W Paul Kaufman 1:00 {< 7102 $0 1/2/2019
The Business of Food: Mobile Food Truck vs. Resturant 3 01/14/2019 01/14/2019 5:30 PM M Ray Chow 8:30 PM 7109 $0 1/7/19
Start Your Own Trucking Business 3 01/17/2019 01/17/2019 6:00 PM TH Steve Carver 9:00 PM 7109 $0 1/10/2019
The Many Hats of the Food Truck Business 3 02/11/2019 02/11/2019 5:30 PM M Ray Chow 8:30 PM 7109 $0 2/4/2019
Marketing Your Mobile Food Truck Business 3 03/11/2019 03/11/2019 5:30 PM M Ray Chow 8:30 PM 7109 $0 3/4/19
Direct Marketing: Where to Meet Your Customers & Keep Them 2 03/19/2019 03/19/2019 6:00 PM T Carrie Harvey 8:00 PM 7109 $0 3/12/2019
Keeping the Mobile Food Truck Business Going 3 04/08/2019 04/08/2019 5:30 PM M Ray Chow 8:30 PM 7109 $0 4/1/2019
Marketing Your Agricultural Business Through Network 2 04/23/2019 04/23/2019 6:00 PM T Carrie Harvey 8:00 PM 7109 $0 4/16/2019
Hootsuite for Small Business 2 10/09/2019 10/09/2019 11:00 AM W Chisa Pennix-Brown 1:00 PM 7102 $0 10/4/2019
FRANKLIN CAMPUS
Course Total Hours Start Date End Date Location REGISTER NOW Class Time Meeting Days Instructor End Time Room Number Fee Registration Deadline
NC REAL Agricultural Entrepreneurship (56471) 21 01/22/2019 03/05/2019 Register 5:30 PM T Carrie Harvey 8:30 PM F1208 $95 (includes textbook) 1/17/2019
How to Start, Grow, Expand an Eatery, Café, Coffee & Sandwich Shop or Catering Business 3 03/14/2019 03/14/2019 6:00 PM TH Steve Carver 9:00 PM F1201 $0 3/7/2019
How to Start & Manage a Residential Rental Business 3 03/19/2019 03/19/2019 6:00 PM T Semone Brisson 9:00 PM F1208 $0 3/14/2019
Basics of Bookkeeping 3 03/25/2019 03/25/2019 6:00 PM M Jess McLamb 9:00 PM F1201 $0 3/20/2019
Ten Steps to Starting a Business 3 05/07/2019 05/07/2019 6:00 PM T Jess McLamb 9:00 PM F1208 $0 5/1/2019
Get Your Agricultural Business on Facebook 2 05/14/2019 05/14/2019 6:00 PM T Carrie Harvey 8:00 PM F1212 $0 5/9/2019
Granville County
Course Total Hours Start Date End Date Location Class Time Meeting Days Instructor End Time Fee Registration Deadline
Ten Steps to Starting a Business 3 02/05/2019 02/05/2019 Richard H.Thornton Library 5:00 PM T Jess McLamb 8:00 PM $0 1/29/2019
How to Start a New Business/500 Home Based Ideas 3 03/26/2019 03/26/2019 Richard H. Thornton Library 5:00 PM T Ed Ormsby 8:00 PM $0 3/19/2019
Introduction to Nonprofits 3 03/26/2019 03/26/2019 Richard H. Thornton Library 1:00 PM T Ed Ormsby 4:00 PM $0 3/19/19
Franklin County
Course Total Hours Start Date End Date Location Class Time Meeting Days Instructor End Time Fee Registration Deadline
Hootesuite for Small Business 2 02/20/2019 02/20/2019 TBD 11:00 AM W Chisa Pennix-Brown 1:00 PM $0 2/15/2019
Understanding Financial Statements 3 03/20/2019 03/20/2019 Wake Electric 1:00 PM W Semone Brisson 4:00 PM $0 3/15/2019
Basic Bookkeeping Using QuickBooks Pro 3 03/20/2019 03/20/2019 Wake Electric 9:00 AM W Semone Brisson 12:00 PM $0 3/15/2019
WARREN CAMPUS
Course Total Hours Start Date End Date Location Class Time Meeting Days Instructor End Time Room Number Fee Registration Deadline
The Business Plan - the most important part of starting a business 3 02/21/2019 02/21/2019 6:00 PM TH Ed Ormsby 9:00 PM W4104 $0 2/18/2019
Time & Stress Management for the Small Business Owners 3 02/21/2019 02/21/2019 1:00 PM TH Ed Ormsby 4:00 PM W4103 $0 2/18/2019
Websites Made Easy 2 04/25/2019 04/25/2019 5:00 PM TH Chisa Pennix-Brown 7:00 PM W4104 $0 4/22/2019
Creating an Online Store 2 04/25/2019 04/25/2019 3:00 PM TH Chisa Pennix-Brown 5:00 PM W4104 $0 4/22/2019