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College SBC sets seminars for business owners

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The HCC convocation. The HCC convocation. Halifax Community College

Throughout the month of August, the Halifax Community College Small Business Center will host several seminars to help small business owners.




On August 22, the SBC will host a seminar on how to use Instagram to promote your small business.

Attendees will learn how to use Instagram for publicizing events, marketing and more.  

It will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Improve your credit score


This seminar is designed to give small business owners and participants an understanding of credit reports, credit scores, and the importance of establishing and maintaining good credit.  It will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Business plan


This seminar will cover the basics to pull together a business plan, from the questions to ask to developing sales forecasts and break-even analysis.

It will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Crowd funding


Legislation passed by the North Carolina General Assembly in July 2016 allows startups in North Carolina to raise up to $2 million from average investors using their own website or a registered funding portal.

A further simplified option, called the Local Public Offering, permits raising up to $250,000 without use of a website.

These options include various safeguards for investors, while expanding fundraising avenues for startups.

A representative of the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State will cover recent developments in investment crowdfunding.

It will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


The seminars will be held in Room 412 of the 400 Building at HCC and are free.

Participants are asked to pre-register at   

For more information contact HCC SBC Director Jerry Edmonds at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 252-536-7274.




HCC hosted its 50th convocation Tuesday to kick off the fall semester.

Faculty and staff came together to begin preparations for the start of school, and to receive a state of the college update.

“This is one of the most exciting times of the year,” HCC President Michael Elam said. “Convocation is the one time during the academic year when all staff are required to be present to receive direction and updates from college leadership that promotes college efficiency and alignment.

“It is also a time for college employees to re-commit to working to fulfill the college’s mission and values, and to providing the highest quality of service necessary to help our students and community to achieve their goals.”

Classes begin on August 15. Registration is open, and the admissions staff is available to assist anyone in the community.

For more information, contact the HCC admissions department at 252-536-7225.

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