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
Social Media Made Easy 2 W TBD Chisa Pennix-Brown 08/16/2017 08/16/2017 1:00 PM 11:00 AM TBD $0
Basics of Bookkeeping 3 TH TBD Jess McLamb 10/10/2017 10/10/2017 9:00 PM 6:00 PM TBD $0 10/06/2017
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
Course Total Hours Meeting Days Instructor Start Date End Date End Time Class Time Fee Registration Deadline Register Location
Understanding & Working with Different Ages & Generations for Small Business Owners 3 T Emily Ballance 08/29/2017 08/29/2017 4:00 PM 1:00 PM $0 08/22/2017 Granville County Expo & Convention Center
Secrets of Great Customer Service for Small Business Owners 3 T E. Ballance 08/29/2017 08/29/2017 12:00 PM 9:00 AM $0 08/22/2017 Granville Expo & Convention Center
NC REAL Agricultural Entrepreneurship 21 T C. Harvey 09/12/2017 10/24/2017 9:00 PM 6:00 PM $70 + $25 textbook 09/05/2017 Register Granville Expo & Convention Center
Staying Healthy While Running Your Small Business 1.5 W TBA 09/20/2017 09/20/2017 1PM 11:30AM $0 9/15/2017 Novozymes
Holiday Event Planning for the Small Business Owner 2 T Lisa Gingue 10/10/2017 10/10/2017 1PM 11AM $0 10/03/2017 Vino Oasi
6th Annual Small Business Summit: Making the Holidays Payoff for Your Small Business 4.5 T 10/24/2017 10/24/2017 1PM 8:30AM 10/17/2017 Lake Gaston Lions Club
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
MAIN CAMPUS
Course Total Hours Meeting Days Room No. Instructor Start Date End Date End Time Class Time Room Number Fee Registration Deadline Register Location
From Idea to Open: The Business Accelerator 24 S 7102 C. Pennix-Brown 09/09/2017 11/18/2017 2:00 PM 10:00 AM 7102 $70 8/31/2017 Register Actual Meeting dates: 9/9; 9/16; 10/14; 10/21; 11/4; 11/18
Ten Steps to Starting a Business 3 T 7109 Jess McLamb 09/12/2017 09/12/2017 9:00 PM 6:00 PM 7109 $0 09/08/2017
Health Insurance Update for Small Business 1.5 W Mike Smith 09/13/2017 09/13/2017 1PM 11:30AM 7109 09/04/2017
Insurance Update for Small Businesses 1.5 W 7109 M. Smith 09/13/2017 09/13/2017 1:00 PM 11:30 AM $0 09/08/2017
Accounting for Small Cosmetology Business 3 M Harry Ponder 09/18/2017 09/18/2017 3PM 12PM 7109 $0 09/11/2017
NC REAL Agricultural Entrepreneurship 21 SAT 7109 C. Harvey 10/07/2017 11/18/2017 12:00 PM 9:00 AM 7109 $70 + $25 textbook 09/29/2017 Register
Crafts to Cash 2 TH 7109 C. Pennix-Brown 11/02/2017 11/02/2017 8:00 PM 6:00 PM 7109 $0 10/26/2017
Plant Your Markething Seeds for Your Agricultural Business Series 6 T 11/07/2017 11/21/2017 8PM 6PM 7109 $0 10/31/2017
WARREN CAMPUS
Course Total Hours Meeting Days Instructor Start Date End Date End Time Class Time Room Number Fee Registration Deadline Location
SnapChat for Small Business Owners 3 TH Martin Brossman 09/21/2017 09/21/2017 9PM 6PM W4103 $0 09/14/2017
Using Instagram to Gain & Retain More Business 3 TH 09/21/2017 09/21/2017 4:00 PM 1:00 PM W4103 $0 09/14/2017
How to Write a Business Plan 3 TH E. Ormsby 10/05/2017 10/05/2017 9:00 PM 6:00 PM $0 09/28/2017
Empowerment Through Coaching for Small Business Owners 3 TH E. Ormsby 10/05/2017 10/05/2017 4:00 PM 1:00 PM $0 09/28/2017