Small Business Center

The Johnston Community College Small Business Center (JCC SBC) supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses. The JCC SBC assists to raise the rate of business success in our communities by providing continued support throughout your journey of business ownership.

Starting a business requires planning, making key financial decisions, and completing a series of activities before you open your doors for business. Let us help you.

The JCC SBC supports the entrepreneur with:

    • starting a business
    • providing assistance to existing business owners
    • free seminars, webinars, and workshops
    • referrals
    • free information services
    • training
    • a resource center
    • one-on-one free confidential business counseling by appointment
    • and our continued support

Attend a seminar, speak with a business counselor, or both to assist you through the 12 Steps to Business Ownership.

Seminars, Webinars, and Workshops Offered

To get you started on the road to success, we offer FREE seminars, webinars, and workshops throughout the year. Attend one, or all, to uncover tips, tricks, and tools needed to start, grow, and succeed in business.

Business topics covered are:

    • How to Start a Small Business
    • Financing Your Small Business
    • How to Write a Business Plan
    • How to Find Customers
    • Basics of Bookkeeping
    • Your Small Business Taxes
    • Marketing Your Small Business 
    • And more

Pre-registration is required and you must be 18 years or older to attend. Check back often at the link below for an updated schedule and to register.

View Class Schedule and Register Online

The SBC has also partnered with the North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) to offer a number of webinars on Sales & Use Tax, Business Tax Essentials, and other topics. Click the link below for a schedule.

View NCDOR Tax Webinars and Register

In addition to the number of seminars offered, the JCC SBC provides business counseling, assistance, and referrals for prospective entrepreneurs and existing business owners.

Business Counseling

Counselors will work with you to find solutions to your most challenging business questions, assist with creating or updating a business plan that is crucial to any business, walk you through the steps to start a small business, and so much more at no cost to you.

Register for Business Counseling

Small Business Center of Johnston Community College
North Carolina Community Colleges

The Small Business Center at Johnston Community College is funded through the North Carolina Community College System. The SBC is part of the Small Business Center Network and is one of 58 centers throughout North Carolina that supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses.

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Small Business Center
Johnston Community College 
Workforce Development Center
Room 1005A
135 Best Wood Drive - Clayton, NC 27520
(919) 209-2015 - (919) 209-2224 -