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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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Thursday, June 02, 2016 8:30 AM to 3:30 AM
2016 WNC Branding Summit Tips to creating a new brand or clarify your existing brand for greater success Date: June 2, 2016 Location: Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC Building: Blue Ridge Conference Center Conference Registration: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Time: 8:30am-4:15pm Cost: No charge due to sponsor support Come for the day, half day or one session Note: This summit is not presentation focused, but an interactive creative experience where you work on your business brand and go home with new insights and materials. Summit Bonuses 1. Complimentary Summit Lunch 2. Summit participants can bring business cards, brochures or rack cards to have on display to market their business Agenda: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Brand Clarity to Grow Your Business in 2016 by Phil Davis with Tungsten Marketing (Gala Room) 9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Break & Networking 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Branding Your Business for Success in Your Industry in 2016 by Phil Davis with Tungsten Marketing (Gala Room) 10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break & Networking 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Overview of Online Marketing Elements in 2016 to Tell Your Story and Grow Your Business by Justin Belleme with JB Media Group, LLC (Gala Room) 12:15 – 1:15pm Lunch Presentation on Creating a new Brand and Re-branding an Existing Company by Murphy Funkhouser Capps with Kudzu Brands Afternoon Sessions Choose One: 1:20 – 2:20 p.m. A. How to Create and Showcase your Brand Story on Your About Us Page in 2016 (Gala Room) B. Tips to Creating a Video and Using YouTube to Promote your Brand (Cortland Room) C. Tips to Creating a Branded Logo for 2016 (McIntosh) D. Review of Collateral Print Material (Pre-event Area Lakeside) E. Tips to Reviewing Your Website (Pre-event Area Courtyard) 2:20– 2:25 p.m. Break & Networking Choose One: 2:25-3:25 pm A. Creating a Branded Tagline to go with Your Company Name for 2016 (Gala Room) B. Tips to Grow Your Online Community with FaceBook and Linkedin 2016 (Cortland Room) C. Creating a Successful Website (McIntosh) D. Review of Collateral Print Material (Pre-event Area Lakeside) 3:25 - 3:30 p.m. Break & Networking Choose One: 3:30- 4:30pm A. Creating a Branded Elevator Speech for 2016 (Gala Room) B. Tips to Creating a Video and Using YouTube to Promote your Brand (Cortland Room) C. Tips to Reviewing Your Website (McIntosh)
Speaker: Phil Davis Founder and Brand Strategist with Tungsten Marketing; Justin Belleme Founder and Director of Strategy with JB Media Group, LLC; Murphy Funkhouser Capps CEO and Chief Brand Strategist at Kudzu Brands; Gary Heisey BRCC SBC Director; Brook Norman with Channel 70 Productions; Warren McClish with WKM Media Services


On Demand, available until June 30
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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