Business and government leaders in the Roseboro area are hungry for growth. Over the last year, the community has begun to thrive with new business and officials would like to see more come into the area.
According to Amanda Bradshaw, director of the Small Business Center at Sampson Community College, the center will be hosting three business seminars in the Roseboro area, all in an effort to provide assistance with marketing and sales in a small business.
The seminars are open to everyone, but pre-registration is required. Space is limited on some of the seminars.
“There is a hunger for more businesses in that area,” Bradshaw said. “Based on the needs of the current business owners and the wants of prospective business owners, we thought hosting the seminars in Roseboro would be a great idea.”
While there has been growth in the western portion of the county, Bradshaw said there are different business ideas that need to be addressed to benefit the productiveness of the businesses.
Instructor Jeanne Eury will be leading a seminar on Sept. 8, Sept. 15 and Sept. 29. The Sept. 8 seminar will be on Mastering the Art of Customer Service for Business Owners. The second session will be on Effective Marketing Strategies for Small Business Owners and the last will be on SEO 101 for the Small Business Owner. All seminars are from 8:30-10 a.m.
“This will be an incentive for the business owners in that portion of the county,” Bradshaw said. “If business owners from other areas have a need, we are more than glad to take the seminars to them.”
The mission of the Small Business Center is to increase the success rate and the number of viable small businesses in North Carolina by providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to prospective and existing small business owners, which will lead to job creation and retention.
The center at Sampson Community College is one of 58 Small Business Centers across the state who provides entrepreneurship training, confidential one-on-one business counseling, referral and information. This past year, the local center has been part of a network that has served clients in all 100 counties, with plans to continue providing direct economic impact through North Carolina.
To register for a seminar, visit www.ncsbc.net or call 910-592-8081, ext. 2032. All seminars are free to the public and provided as a service of the Small Business Center Network.
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