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Lately, small business has been making a surge in Duplin County. In every small town, you can see new salons, restaurants, boutiques, and more popping up all the time. Have you entertained the thought of starting up your own business and becoming your own boss? Maybe now is the time to make your dreams come true. Lynn Davis is the director of the Small Business Center at James Sprunt Community College makes it her mission to help small business in Duplin County thrive.

The JSCC Small Business Center was established by the State Department of Community Colleges in 1988. The goal is to improve the success rate of small business in Duplin County and surrounding areas by providing entrepreneurs with the essential resources to help their business succeed. Some of the assistance they can provide is one-on-one counseling, business plan development and implementation, and free seminars.

For more information on how to make your dreams come true and add to the small business in Duplin County, contact Lynn Davis at the Small Business Center at James Sprunt Community College.

Lynn Davis, Director
P.O. Box 398
Kenansville, NC 28349
910-296-2431(phone)
910-296-1548(fax)
ldavis@jamessprunt.edu

Think you?re pretty smart? Come out and test your knowledge at Duplin Winery?s Trivia Night on Friday, May 4th. Compete in teams against others to see if you have the largest database of useless knowledge while you enjoy some of Duplin?s cool, sweet, and easy wine. Free Trivia Night will be held at the winery the first Friday of every month from May to September.

The trivia event is free and there will be a full selection of Duplin wines available for purchase. Trivia runs from 7PM to 9PM, but arrive early since seats tend to fill up quickly. For more information call 1-800-774-9634.

Duplin Winery
505 North Sycamore Street
Rose Hill, NC 28458
www.duplinwinery.com

With the beautiful weather of spring comes the opening of some great Duplin seasonal businesses like Harold and Deb Smith’s Strawberries. The Strawberry Patch will be opening Monday April 2nd to sell fresh vegetables, homemade ice cream, wreaths, outdoor d

Duplin County has recently welcomed the new swanky little parlor, Salon on Broadway in Pink Hill. The owners of Pink Hill Pharmacy opened up the salon to offer clients expert service on hair, nails, facials, and massages. Instead of the generic and often bland salon feel, the Salon on Broadway offers a ?shabby chic? environment. Antiquated pieces like chandeliers and mirrors and been painted and updated to have a retro style. For customer convenience, the massage and facial rooms have private access to a shower and there is a private handicap pedicure chair in the back as well.

Make an appointment today with mani/pedi specialist Sherell Byrd, hair stylist Monica Wood, or licensed massage therapist Miranda Stroud. Call 252-568-2256 or stop by the salon at 112 East Broadway Street in Pink Hill to set up your appointment today!

Salon on Broadway
112 East Broadway Street
Pink Hill, NC 28572
252-568-2256

If you look around Duplin County, there are little signs everywhere that are hinting at a strengthening economy. There are more help wanted listings in the paper and new businesses are emerging in many towns. One of these new businesses is All Polished Up in Kenansville. Consumers are becoming more willing to spend money and enjoy a little self-pampering and owner Jennifer Byrd is opening her doors to accommodate.

All Polished Up is a one-stop-shop for the ultimate girly-girl. They offer nail services, tanning, and an assortment of gifts. For appointments and more information, call Jennifer Byrd today at 910-275-0102 or stop by the shop at 150 Routledge Road in Kenansville. Support the small business and economy of Duplin County!

All Polished Up
150 Routledge Road
Kenansville, NC 28349
910-275-0102