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Free Seminar about starting a business available through PCC

Published Tuesday, February 9, 2016
by Elizabeth Townsend

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Piedmont Community College’s Small Business Center will offer a free seminar “ABC’s of Starting a Business,” on Thursday, February 18, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Business Development and Entrepreneurship Center, 105 N. Main St., Roxboro. Those attending are encouraged to bring a bag lunch.
Briles Johnson
This free seminar will help participants conduct a self-assessment and evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. In addition, the presenter will review the basics of starting a business, including the key strategies for start-up, financing, marketing, legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations, and more. Participants will also discover the resources available to help start and successfully operate a business.

Briles Johnson, Director of the Institute's Women’s Business Center will be the presenter. Briles directs the WBC staff in the development of trainings and counselling programs for women entrepreneurs across the state. The Women’s Business Center is a partnership between the Institute and the U.S. Small Business Administration. In 2014, Briles and her staff were awarded the Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award for the Nation, Southeast Region and North Carolina. Before coming to the Institute in 2011, Briles worked for the NC Department of Commence as an Economic Developer/Business Manager. Briles is a graduate of Meredith College and the Universidad de Nebrija, Madrid, Spain and is also a Certified Global Business Professional, NasBite International.
Although the seminar will be offered at no cost to participants, pre-registration is required by February 16. To register, call the BDEC at (336) 599-0032.

Photo: presenter Briles Johnson