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Blue Ridge Community College Small Business Center

Phone: 828-694-1779
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Welcome to the Small Business Center (SBC) located at Blue Ridge Community College, part of the Small Business Center Network (SBCN). Blue Ridge Community College Campuses and the SBC are located in Flat Rock and Brevard, North Carolina.
  
SBCN is comprised of 58 Small Business Centers throughout North Carolina, that supports the development of new businesses and the growth of existing businesses by being a community-based provider of local training, counseling, and resource information.

Local SBC training, confidential counseling, and resource information is offered at no cost due to funding from the State of North Carolina.
Services provided by the Small Business Center can be customized to suit your specific business needs. 

Each week we offer a program on starting and growing a business to answer all your question about requirements and resources offered  through the federal, state, region, county, and local cities. 

Scroll down under events to see the list of upcoming seminars.  

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Events

Business Basics

Monday, September 14, 2015 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, 2 sessions ending Monday, September 21
Should I and an I Ready to File a Provisional Patent or Patent? Date: Monday September 14 and 21, 2015 Time: 8:00am-10:00am Location: Blue Ridge Community College - Henderson County Campus - Flat Rock Building: Continuing Education Building Room 122 Cost: No charge due to sponsor support Should I and am I Ready to File a Provisional Patent or Patent? Class will walk participants through the decision making process of should I proceed and what do I need to do to file a Provisional Patent or Patent. Do I file it myself, use an online service or work with a local attorney.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Should I and an I Ready to File a Provisional Patent or Patent? Date: Tuesday September 22, 2015 Time: 6:00-9:00pm Location: Blue Ridge Community College - Transylvania County Campus - Brevard Building: Applied Technology Building Room 220 Cost: No charge due to sponsor support Should I and am I Ready to File a Provisional Patent or Patent? Class will walk participants through the decision making process of should I proceed and what do I need to do to file a Provisional Patent or Patent. Do I file it myself, use an online service or work with a local attorney.

Managing a Business

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Women’s Business Roundtable on Wednesday, September 16, 11:30-1:00PM WHO’S IT FOR: Women starting or growing a business. WHAT IS IT: A monthly “come when you can” get together for 20-25 women to network and develop professionally. Roundtable discussions will alternate: • “Lessons I’ve Learned” confessions by two local business women • “How To” topic with an expert (e.g., growing your customer base, using social media) WHEN: Wednesday from 11:30am-1:00PM on September 16th and 2nd Thursday of each month beginning in October at 11:30am-1:00PM WHERE: Blue Ridge Community College - Transylvania Campus - Brevard Sponsored by SCORE and BRCC Small Business Center. Roundtables will be facilitated by SCORE Counselor Grace Major (former owner of an international training business).

Customer Relations

Monday, September 21, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
How to Grow Your Business Through Innovative Customer Connections Date: Monday September 21, 2015 Time: 10:00am-12:00pm Location: Blue Ridge Community College - Henderson County Campus - Flat Rock Building: Continuing Education Building Room 122 Cost: No charge due to sponsor support How to Grow Your Business Through Innovative Customer Connections Lessons learned from your worst and best customers experience you have had in your life. Take best practices back to your business to grow and expand it.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
How to Grow Your Business Through Innovative Customer Connections Date: Tuesday September 22, 2015 Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm Location: Blue Ridge Community College - Transylvania County Campus - Brevard Building: Applied Technology Building Room 220 Cost: No charge due to sponsor support How to Grow Your Business Through Innovative Customer Connections Lessons learned from your worst and best customers experience you have had in your life. Take best practices back to your business to grow and expand it.

HP LIFE

On Demand, available until December 31
HP Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs (HP LIFE) is a global program that offers aspiring entrepreneurs and small business-owners valuable business skills. HP LIFE offers participants a path to realizing their business dreams. The NC Small Business Center Network, in partnership with the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), is pleased to offer this innovative program to NC entrepreneurs and small business owners free of charge! This program is self-paced, making it possible for more aspiring entrepreneurs to participate. All you have to do is register to start.
Speaker: Various
Location: Online
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Location

180 West Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731
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