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Welcome to  Small Business Center

The Small Business Center mission is to increase the success rate and number of profitable small businesses in New Hanover and Pender Counties. We provide:

  • Seminars/classes to prospective and existing small business owners.
  • Free, confidential one-on-one business and technology counseling.
  • Access to our extensive Business Resource Library of training videos, business planning and web-editing software, business books and pamphlets.
  • We are located at in the Business, Industry & Government Center (T Building), 805 N 3rd. St. Wilmington, NC 28401  910-362-7216

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The SBC newsletter.

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Business Link North Carolina

Connect to all North Carolina Business Resources Providers, Government Agencies and other business related organizations at one comprehensive business support location:

Government and Military Business Contracts

Want to be considered for Government and Military Business Contracts but don’t know how to proceed? Call me and I’ll be happy to meet with you and guide you through the process.

You can’t be considered if you’re not in the system!

Call Doug at 910-362-7469




NOTE: The date for ‘Blogging: Setting Up Your First or Second Business Blog’ is incorrectly listed in the print catalog as 3/18/14. The correct date is listed below, 4/8/14. The room will be T-100 with a limit of 24 attendees.

Seminar Change: ‘How To Create Marketing & Advertising That Sells’, has changed from 4/7 to Tuesday 4/15, and is now in L 107.







Class Name






How To Make Networking ‘Work’ For You  WILM  1/6  6-8 PM  L-107  FREE
Avoid Most Common Fed. & State Tax Mistakes (NEW) WILM 1/9  6-8 PM  L-107  FREE
Build our Own Web Site -WORKSHOP LIMIT 20 BIG CENTER 1/14 6-8 PM  T-100  FREE
Best Businesses To Start Now WILM 1/23 6-9 PM  T-102  FREE
15 Common Mistakes That Will Undermine Any Business RESCHEDULED DATE WILM 2/26 6-9 PM T-102  FREE
28 Keys To Building A Business That Booms WILM 2/3 6-9 PM U-527 FREE
How To Start A Successful Lawn Care/Landscaping Business WILM 2/4 6-9 PM  U-527  FREE
Human Relations Issues For Your Small Business WILM 2/6 6-9 PM  T-102  FREE
Insurance Issues For Your Small Business WILM 2/13 6-8 PM T-102 FREE
Creative Marketing In Today’s Environment- WILM 2/19 6-9 PM T-102 FREE
MS Office 2010 for Your Small Business – WORD LIMIT 24 BIG CENTER 3/4 3-5:30 PM  T-100  FREE
Intro to Social Media – Facebook & Linked In Basics WILM 3/4 6-8:30 PM U-527  FREE
Understanding the 4 Personality Styles To Increase Sales & Working  Relationships WILM 3/10 6-8 PM  U-527  FREE
MS Office 2010 for Your Small Business – EXCEL LIMIT 24 BIG CENTER 3/11 3-5:30 PM  T-100  FREE
Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights – The Basics WILM 3/11 6-8 PM  U-527  FREE
Create The Magic in Your Hospitality/Tourism Business North Campus 3/12 2-5 PM NA-112 FREE
How To Start A Non Profit Organization WILM 3/13 6-9 PM  U-527  FREE
How To Finance Your Small Business WILM 3/17 1-3 PM T-102 FREE
MS Office 2010 for Your Small Business – POWER POINT LIMIT 24 BIG CENTER 3/18 3-5:30 PM  T-100  FREE
MS Office 2010 for Your Small Business – PUBLISHER LIMIT 24 BIG CENTER 3/25 3-5:30 PM  T-100  FREE
Fund Raising For Non Profits WILM 3/27 6-9 PM U-527 FREE
MS Office for Your Small Business – USING THEM TOGETHER LIMIT 24 BIG CENTER 4/1 3:5:30 PM  T-100  FREE
Introduction To Quick Books Pro WILM 4/1 6-8:30 PM U-527 FREE
Writing Business Plans W/Business Plan Pro LIMIT 24 BIG CENTER 4/4 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM T 100 FREE
How To Create Marketing & Advertising That Sells NEW DATE WILM 4/15 6-8 PM L-107  FREE
Setting Up Your First (or 2nd) Business Blog Using WordPress- WORKSHOP LIMIT 24 BIG CENTER 4/8 6-8:30 PM T-100 FREE
Create Your Business Marketing Plan (NEW) WILM 4/10 6-9 PM U-527 FREE
The Perfect Day For A Business Owner WILM 4/22 9A-12 PM T-102 FREE
How to Start a Small Business WILM 4/24 6-9 PM T-102  FREE
Basic Bookkeeping For Your Small Business NORTH CAMPUS 4/29 6-9 PM NA – 112 FREE
How To Do Business With The Government WILM 5/1 6-8 PM T-102 FREE
Team Building – Get The Right People On The Bus WILM 5/5 6-8 PM  U-527  FREE
Grant Writing for Non-Profits WILM 5/7 9 AM-Noon  T-102  FREE


Seminar Registration

HOW DO I REGISTER ON LINE? Please read the instructions before clicking the blue ‘New Seminar Registration’ link below.


NOTE: The ‘How To Finance Your Small Business’ seminar on 3/17 is incorrectly listed in the print catalog as 6 – 8 PM. It will be held from 1-3 PM.

NOTE: The ‘Create The Magic In Your Hospitality/Tourism Business’ on 3/12/14 is not in the print version of the Spring catalog.

NOTE: The date for ‘Blogging: Setting Up Your First or Second Business Blog’ is incorrectly listed in the print catalog as 3/18/14. The correct date is listed below, 4/8/14.

New Seminar Registration - Effective for all seminars

1. Go to the Small Business Center Web Site,, to review the seminar listings.
2. Go to Seminar Registration section.
3. Click on blue ‘New Seminar Registration’ link above. It will take you to our Web Advisor system.
4. If this is your first on-line registration, and/or you do not have Web Advisor log in credentials, click on ‘Register and Pay For Continuing Education Classes’.

4a. If you have previously registered and now have your Web Advisor user name and password, then log in to Web Advisor first, then click on ‘Register and Pay For Continuing Education Classes’
5. Type in SBC in the key word box and hit enter or submit. A list of SBC seminars will appear.
6. Check  each of the seminars you wish to attend and hit submit. You can select more than one. ’The ‘Personal Identification Form’ will appear.
7. Fill out the ‘Personal Identification Form’, including all * items, check the certification box at the bottom, hit submit. Note: You will need to do this for your first registration only, as you will use your Web Advisor log in credentials for future registrations and this section will be by-passed.
8. Fill in ‘Additional Registration Info’, hit submit. The ‘Pay For Classes’ page will appear.
9. Since these seminars are FREE, on the ‘Pay For Classes’ page, you will see total amount due is $0. In the drop down box, choose  Register Now, then Submit.
10. Your ‘Class Acknowledgement’ will appear. It will contain your unique CFCC ID number and your unique User name. This class acknowledgment will also be emailed to you.
11.  Please record and save for future registrations, your new CFCC ID number and new Username which are found in the class acknowledgment.

12. Once you have your User name and CFCC ID number, you will be able to generate your own password for future use.

13. Remember your Web Advisor credentials so you can log in to Web Advisor first to make all future on-line registrations faster and easier. 

***A parking pass will be emailed to you one day prior to the seminar(s) you have registered for.***



Capital Programs


  1. CAN-Capital Access Network

    Get help preparing your loan package from experienced individuals. More info is available
  2. NC CAP-North Carolina Capital Access Program. Increase your chances of loan approval if you are close to qualifying but not quite there yet. Managed by the NC Rural Center.

More info is available at or from Tony Johnson 919-250-4314 or



The SBC also offers free, confidential one on one counseling to those interested in learning more about starting their own businesses. To request an appointment, call 910-362-7469 or click on the link: Request Free Counseling


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411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

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4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

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100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425

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