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Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute Small Business Center
H Building Room 115
Caldwell County

Phone: 828-726-2615
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Ben Willis, Small Business Center Director
2855 Hickory Blvd
Hudson, NC 28638
828-726-2615
bwillis@cccti.edu

Watauga Appointments Available Upon Request
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Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Small Business Center (SBC) exists to support the development and growth of small businesses. If you are considering or dreaming of being your own manager, start by registering for a free workshop or consultation specific to your business. Just look around our community and you will see strong evidence that the free enterprise system is alive and well in Caldwell County and Watauga County. Turning the dream of small business ownership into reality is no easy task.

Right here in your local community, CCC&TI Small Business Center is your one-stop assistance partner during each phase of business development.  Individual business coaching in a confidential setting lends the measure of support you need through intensive planning. The commitment you demonstrate at the onset of your business will transfer to the sustainability of your business.

Creative problem solving coupled with your strong determination to succeed are significant markers of success.  The Small Business Center provides the savvy to navigate countless regulatory agencies and resource options.

Our experienced counselors and trainers can help take the confusion out of what can seem like an endless list of rules, regulations, and red tape. We can show you what it takes to start your business, serve as a sounding board for your ideas, and assist you as your business grows. The SBC offers a multi-faceted approach to facilitating business development by providing prospective and current small business owners with a central point of contact for information, education, and assistance.

Seminars and Workshops

The Small Business Center hosts a comprehensive schedule of seminars and workshops presented by business leaders designed to make your business more successful.

There were 532 entrepreneurs and small business owners that attended 44 free workshops in 2012-2013.

Take advantage of these free, high impact seminars at convenient times designed to fit your busy schedule. A sampling of the sessions regularly offered include Starting Your Own Business, Writing a Business Plan, Financing a Small Business, Advertising and Marketing Your Business, and Bookkeeping. Customized programs can be designed for business and industry upon request.

Workshops and seminars are a great place to exchange product and service information with other local business owners in highly-interactive discussions.  Networking is key to successful business enterprise.

Counseling Services

The SBC provides free, confidential counseling on a range of diverse business topics. We discuss licensing issues, business plans, business feasibility, marketing and advertising, loans and sources of financing in addition to doing business with the government.

Information & Referral Center

A resource center with periodicals, DVDs, and books is available for use by SBC clients and students.  Business planning software and access to a personal computer with Internet connection is available for clients who wish to conduct research or develop a business plan. The SBC also provides referrals to State agencies and other business assistance sources.

The Small Business Center is a clearinghouse for demographic and statistical information for existing and prospective businesses. The SBC provides one-stop shopping for information such as website locations and telephone numbers for governmental agencies and any agency that can assist small business owners.

Testimonials


“In recent years, I have taken advantage of the resources provided by the CCC Small Business Center. Most notably, I have attended a couple workshops that have been more than helpful to my business. "How To Start A Business" and "Women-owned Businesses" were at the very least great networking events. The speakers, as well as the attendees, were all very knowledgeable and willing to help.  My freelance graphic & web design business has been a part time venture since 2007. In 2011, the "How to Start a Business" workshop gave me the information, tools, and connections I needed to begin to grow my business, and do so in a legal and business-minded sense. The "Women-owned Businesses" workshop gave me a boost of motivation and direction. Slowly but surely, over the past couple of years, my business has grown exponentially.”

Start Your Entrepreneur Engine!   Phone for an appointment. 

828-726-2615 or email Ben Willis bwillis@cccti.edu
Make plans now to connect with customers and other local business owners.



Have a prosperous 2017!



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Events

Business Basics

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Geared towards those wanting to start their own business, local entrepreneur and former Small Business Center Director David Waechter teaches the basics of getting your business off the ground. This 3 hour session discusses the topics that you need to be aware of. Topics in this course include: *How to name your business and why your business name is so important. *Registering your business with Secretary of State. *How to obtain your LLC, Sole Proprietorship, or Incorporation *How to find the proper tax forms. *How to obtain your tax ID or your EIN (Employer Identification Number) from the IRS. *How to set up a Business Checking account and credit card. *How to find what licenses and permits you need to get started. *Renting a space - things to consider. *Easy and cheap marketing to start NOW. *Sales and Service. *Bookkeeping absolutely must do's. More in-depth classes will be offered in the future that discuss a majority of these topics in more detail. Class will be held at the Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce. Questions? Please call Ben Willis (828) 726-2615
Speaker: David Waechter

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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2835 Hickory Blvd. Hudson NC 28638
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