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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

Managing a Business

Thursday, September 29, 2016 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
2016 4 th Annual Transylvania Business Summit Date: September 29, 2016 .more details to come

Marketing and Sales

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Company Exhibiting - 8/24/2016 BRCC Continuing Ed Building Room 122 8:00-10:00am Business Exhibiting is designed for business owners that want to improve their ability to promote their company at public events through exhibiting to create more business. The program will help to better define exhibiting goals: Collect qualified leads from prospective customers; Launch new project or relaunch existing products; Meet with current customers; Building relationships and/or write orders; Conduct research among your target audience; or Find partner organizations. The program will help you review and improve visual techniques to attract more people to your booth display. The program will also help with what promotional tools you incorporate in your booth display such as computer monitor displaying an info-commercial; Flyers; Brochures; Handouts; Rackcards; Business Cards; "Ice breaker" such bowl of candy or healthy snack; or Prize drawing. Program is offered at no cost due to sponsor support
Speaker: Gary C. Heisey BRCC Small Business Center Director
Thursday, August 25, 2016 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Company Exhibiting - 8/25/2016 BRCC Continuing Ed Building Room 122 3:00-5:00pm Company Exhibiting is designed for business owners that want to improve their ability to promote their company at public events through exhibiting to create more business. The program will help to better define exhibiting goals: Collect qualified leads from prospective customers; Launch new project or relaunch existing products; Meet with current customers; Building relationships and/or write orders; Conduct research among your target audience; or Find partner organizations. The program will help you review and improve visual techniques to attract more people to your booth display. The program will also help with what promotional tools you incorporate in your booth display such as computer monitor displaying an info-commercial; Flyers; Brochures; Handouts; Rackcards; Business Cards; "Ice breaker" such bowl of candy or healthy snack; or Prize drawing. Program is offered at no cost due to sponsor support
Speaker: Gary C. Heisey BRCC Small Business Center Director

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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